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Chau Har Lee

Collection 2010

Inspired by Luigi Colani and Pierre Cardin - their optimism, delight in materials and futuristic vision. I admire their commitment to the pure idea and how the design object becomes almost fetishised. In this way the shoes work as both sculptural, aesthetic pieces and functional footwear.

I combined traditional shoe making techniques with new technologies. Thinking three-dimensionally and using rapid-prototyping and laser cutting to create architectural structures. I also introduced materials like steel, acrylic and wood to contrast with softer, stretched and moulded leather.

© Chau Har Lee, photo by Sylvain Deleu

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Collection 2010

Inspired by Luigi Colani and Pierre Cardin - their optimism, delight in materials and futuristic vision. I admire their commitment to the pure idea and how the design object ...

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