The Dutch furniture company Van Der Leeden asked a group of designers to come up with innovative ways to use their main material, rattan and willow. I started my material research by going to the source of the material. The place where it grows. When walking over the material I noticed that the material bended around my feet an formed a natural bedding in the swampy soil. During the design process, I made a series of experiments using moulds and hot water to bend the material. This material experiments resulted in an experimental shoe design, but also a view into the possibilities of the material.