During the Beijing Design week 2013, the Sander Wassink set up a temporary flagship store in the chinese capital’s Dashilar district. The fictive retail outlet transformed into a pop-up shoe shop. For this occasion, he used cheap counterfeit footwear as basic material, employing designers to cut and re-edit them into new pieces, assembled by local dashilar shoemakers. Uncracking a new local pride and identity, Wassink’s initiative resulted in an interactive project which resulted in refreshed collaboration between maker and their industry.
© Sander Wassink.