The Rise and Fall of Rayfish Footwear
Floris Kaayk, Koert van Mensvoort & Ton Meijdam
Curator: Tom Van Vliet | Session: The Universe of Floris Kaayk
Rayfish Footwear creates personalized sneakers made from genuine stingray leather. The groundbreaking bio-customization technique allows you to design your very own transgenic Rayfish. Rayfish Footwear harnesses the beauty and variety of nature to create the world’s first truly custom sneakers. With the online design tool, you can create a unique pattern for your own Rayfish stingray. Select elements from dozens of animal patterns and remix them into something nature could have never imagined.
Rayfish Footwear has been in operation for over a decade, raising stingrays in the Thai aquaculture facility. Rayfish Footwear is a family-run company with a long organic tradition in creating handcrafted shoes from stingray leather. In 2011, Rayfish Footwear successfully engineered the first fully bio-customized stingray. Each shoe is crafted according to the ‘one fish, one shoe’ principle.