Vitra & Camper

Pop-up project on the Vitra Campus

For three months in the summer of 2015, the Spanish shoe brand Camper was a special guest on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein. In conjunction with the ‘Making Africa’ exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum, Vitra and Camper realised a unique pop-up project in the Dome.

The Burkina Faso-born architect Diébédo Francis Kéré was commissioned to design the space. He has attracted considerable international attention in recent years with numerous innovative building projects – one of which is featured in „Making Africa“, the exhibition now on show at the Vitra Design Museum. The Vitra & Camper pop-up project offered visitors to the Vitra Campus a first-hand encounter with Kéré’s work.

In addition to the architectural concept, visitors were able to experience other highlights. First and foremost, the result of Camper’s cooperation with the Ethical Fashion Initiative was exclusively presented. The EFI is a United Nations programme that promotes the work of artisans in countries such as Ethiopia and Haiti by facilitating collaboration with renowned designers and brands. Furthermore, a professional shoemaker demonstrated his craft by producing shoes on site. The presentation in the Dome was rounded off by a selection of products from Camper’s Fall/Winter 2015-16 collection.

Publication Date: 1.9.2015
Author: Vitra
Images: Eduardo Perez
Video: Kukulies und Kollegen