This is no ordinary museum and 3D printing is no ordinary technology.” Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, Museum of the Future, Curator.

Located in Dubai, UAE, the Museum of the Future is an exhibition space for innovative and futuristic ideologies, services, and products. 

It will open with a two-year ‘Tomorrow Today’ exhibition that will explore how society could evolve in the coming decades, combining elements of traditional exhibition, immersive theatre and themed attractions. Visitors can look beyond the present and towards the future's limitless possibilities.

Described as ‘an architectural and engineering marvel’ the building itself is a perfect example of applying advanced technology to traditional art-forms. The symbolic circular shape represents humanity; the green mound it sits atop represents the earth; the void represents the unknown future.

It is this desire to embrace the unknown future and showcase the full capabilities of human ingenuity and inspiration that aligns with Stratasys’ dedication to open up new possibilities for the next generation of designers.

An example of this ingenuity will be on display in the museum in the form of a pair of revolutionary 3D printed shoes by Assa Ashuach, The Evolve.

Led by the renowned designer, Ashuach’s research project explores conceptual footwear design and manufacturing methodologies resulting in two shoe designs that address sustainability as well as personalization. 

He focuses on the development of material combinations as well as fabrication methods to create sustainable alternatives to current designs.

The Evolve shoe contains a personalized midsole ‘Evolve Sensor’ that studies its wearer while recording their movement data (foot inclination, temperature, pressure and friction, etc.).

The information collected through the sensor is used by the production team to create the next generation of shoe which will therefore include improved design features based on performance.

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