Winner 2022 / Sports Performance / OTHER INDOOR SPORTS

Bound to move



  • University
    Bezalel Academy Of Arts And Design
  • Lead Designer
    Maya Kaplan
  • Prize
  • Expertise

A combination of innovative technology and craftsmanship.
The shoes are an innovative accessory for performing acrobatic arts.
Through anatomical casting and 3D scanning of the feet, the accessory was designed to fit the performer's feet perfectly. Both digital and physical processes were used in the design and making process. With the use of leather in the inner shoe, the feet are protected from abrasion and damage by the material, and the use of 3D design and printing create a creative and accurate shape, as well as the use of durable and strong material for the heel.

Maya Kaplan is a Performance artist and a fashion and accessories designer. Kaplan combines digital technology and craftwork. Born in 1992, she is a graduate of the Department of Jewelry and Fashion at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. She Participated in the exhibition Expo Dubai (2022), a couple exhibition at Alfred gallery in Tel Aviv (2022), and selected to participate in the fashion festival “Fashionclash”, in The Netherlands.

Other prizes
2022 - Outstanding merit scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) 2022 - Andy Prize 2.0 for exceptional achievement in the field of crafts 2022 - Meisler Prize for Outstanding Design 2022 - Academic Excellence Award, Bezalel academy of arts and design 2022 - Sustainable Design Bezalel Award, Bezalel academy of arts and design 2021 - Lockman Prize for Applied Design 2021 - Academic Excellence Award, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design 2019 - Academic Excellence Award, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

Photo Credit: Maya Kaplan