Studio Heleen Overbeek is a freelance, footwear design studio. We are dreamers, entrepreneurs and product developers. The core of the studio lays with designing and making handmade shoes. By now the studio has evolved to be more interdisciplinary than solely shoe based. Over the past years, we’ve been joining projects involving social design, film making, creative counseling, art direction and landscape design. We believe that collaboration is the key to designing something truly interesting and amazing. It is very exciting to be an aspiring allrounder, it means we can design products which are close to our hearts and at the same time also wonder into unknown areas of art and design. We incorporate the knowledge and inspiration we get from new partners and other design fields into our own footwear practice. We like to learn more everyday and above all we want to make wonderful design.
The common factor in all the project we do is our focusses on social design within the fashion industry. We want our products to contribute to improve the industry, so that there will still be a fashion industry for generations to come. We believe that designers, us, must make the necessary steps in taking responsibility for our products. Conscious design must become the rule, not the exception. Please take the time, if you haven't already, to look at the project Foot-Print for more details on the philosophy behind our work.
We would like to thank you for browsing our work. We hope that you haven't been scared off after hearing about the sustainability-hoeha. If you are, contact us anyway because we didn't mean to scare you, so let's drink some coffee to calm your nerves.
Also, we are always interested in new projects, suggestions or exciting ideas. If you're interested to have a chat, please don't hesitate to give us a shout!