From February 20-22, 2019, Simac, the international machinery and technology exhibition for shoes, was held in Milan. BASF presented the newest material developments together with Ultrasim® computer simulation, targeted specifically on manufacturing optimized shanks for shoes.
"Organic Evo" - Footwear Design Contest 2018
The twelfth competition, sponsored jointly by the Italian Politecnico Calzaturiero and BASF Italia, was held under the banner “Organic Evo”. Students designed sneakers whose anti-geometric forms were supposed to represent natural phenomena.
Guided by design and modelling teachers, they come up with their highly-creative interpretations for the sole project, designing and producing original and innovative sneaker models and produced in collaboration with BASF Italia.
The sole has been designed by Luca Bugliesi, inviting the students to design shoes where style meets technology. A panel of professionals selected the three best footwear styles from a point of view of concept and design. The best designs, the soles of which came from the Italian designer Luca Bugliesi, were exhibited at the Simac.