Product Innovation

Industry Changing Innovations in Footwear and Product Design

Mike Friton takes a multi-disciplinary approach to product innovation. The primary crafts that are part of the innovation process are weaving, braiding, origami, kirigami, sewing and welding in the process of transforming flat goods into three-dimensional forms.  Most of Friton's work has focused on producing innovative footwear concepts. He has also created set and costume designs for theater in collaboration with award-winning Michael Curry Design.  These include large-scale popup structures.