The Shoebox as a Work of Art

Shoegazer.se is a great website of design details and long articles written in Swedish by self described shoe well versed amateur Jesper Ingevaldsson. Google Translate works well with this site. Even if the translator overlooks “bespokekunder”, the context more than makes up for the occasional miss.

Recent article Picture Special — Luxury for footwear on shoe boxes shows how a utilitarian structure can rise to a work of art. Reprinting some of the pictures here, but so much better to pay shoegazer a visit.

George Cleverley shoebox with stitched leather nameplate, stitched leather edges and metal reinforcements.

George Cleverley shoebox with stitched leather nameplate, stitched leather edges and metal reinforcements.

Maftei Austria Bespoke box

Riccardo Bestetti  Velvet box

Shoebox with outer cover of vegetable tan leather.  Stefano Borella shows old world elegance with wingtips on top.

Shoebox with outer cover of vegetable tan leather. Stefano Borella shows old world elegance with wingtips on top.

Yohei Fukuda fabric covered box with medallion toe Oxfords.

Yohei Fukuda fabric covered box with medallion toe Oxfords.

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