posted by: shoesense in General on May 26th, 2007
This, my friends, is the first-prize winner of the International Shoe Design Competition organized by the Bata Shoe Museum. It’s called the Art of Paper Folding and it’s a leather-origami-fest. I was blown away by the originality of the top 20-designs, which also, mind you, came with a full-length essay justifying the designer’s vision. Those, I have to say, were fun to read! The designs varied from the elegantly eerie:
…to the downright kooky:
(um…that’s a Dr. Seuss boot… I think).
Overall, however, that’s what shoes are all about to me: creativity, vision, workmanship, wonder.You can see all the top-20 as well as all the competition entries with detailed explanations and justifications here. Don’t hesitate to meet me in the forums to discuss these crazy, wonderful designs!