Camper at the Design Museum past exhibition

Life on Foot

Embark on a creative journey into how traditional shoemaking has been shaped by contemporary design and new technologies. Life on Foot was the first exhibition on the maverick and much-loved Spanish footwear brand Camper.

What was the exhibition about?

Opening up Camper’s extensive archives publicly for the first time, the Design Museum explored the design and manufacturing process of the company’s instantly-recognisable products from their design studios in Mallorca to their high-tech mass production facilities in the Far East. Through sketched concepts, prototype products and as-yet-unreleased pieces, the exhibition explored Camper’s approach to everything from conceptual retail spaces and to their non-conformist, playful approach to advertising.

Unveiling the social, cultural and environmental impact of a life on foot, new commissions also brought new insights to the pedestrian’s relationship to the built environment, as innovations such as wearable technologies and surveillance systems change our experience of walking.

Camper advertising

SS 1977 and SS 1992

Camper advertising

FW 1980

Camper advertising

FW 2014


Year: 1995


Year: 2015

Camper store, Cherche Midi, Paris

Together with Marti Guixe

Camper store, Soho NYC

Together with Shigeru Ban

Camper store, 5th Avenue NYC

Together with Nendo

Casa Camper Hotel


Camper store, Montenapoleone, Milan

Together with Kengo Kuma

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