Who Design

Who Design

Who Design featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

THEY NEW YORK

THEY New York is a minimalist footwear label founded by siblings Jack and Angela Lin. The founders come from a family that has been manufacturing footwear for Japanese private labels for the past 40 years. The core design of THEY is inspired by fundamental elements of the German Bauhaus movement and the aesthetics rooted in Japanese minimalism and architectural forms. We believe in creating a shoe that celebrates design itself, with each pair standing out with muted elegance.

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Architech

This is the first 3D Printed training shoe to be sold to the consumer market. After, two years of researching various organic shapes and structures to create a truly unique and functional 3D Printed lattice design. This training shoe provides dynamic stability, and also has a luring design appeal. These interconnecting lattice beams can only be manufactured by 3D Printing, and could never be replicated by conventional molding processes. This upper design uses a 3D Auxetic pattern, which can stretch and adapt to the foot shape.

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Octopus

Softness and support are contradictory. The designer realizes that a single shoe cannot achieve the strength of exercise. Shoes with multiple layers of material or hard materials are not comfortable. Inspired by the architectural structure, the designer designed a scaffolding model that combines functionality and aesthetics on a soft material basis to achieve a balance between support and softness, and decided to adopt the concept of mechanical aesthetics to enhance the futuristic look.

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PairUp Shoes

Pair Up-The diversity shoes. Everyday our world is increasingly diverse. The diversity of religion, race, gender, culture etc. are things that are bound to be different from person to another. How can we be familiar about others differences and express our openness of accepting our culturally diverse world? PairUp-Walk in my shoes is a project made to encourage people embrace diversity and cultural differences like never before. A life style shoes meant to be worn as a mismatched shoes each half a pair is adapting and representing specific country.

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The Sneaker

The shoe named The Sneaker is a shoe both for the reception and the skate ramp, it is raw and elegant at the same time. The color is matte black with details in gold, including a small jewelry attached to the string. When the sole is warned out, it can be replaced so the lifetime of the shoes is almost timeless. Each shoe is individually sewn by skilled craftsmen.

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Guang

Guang is handmade with cowhide and lambskin. Reflective bindings were stitched on the seams delivering a futuristic feel. Reflective customizable letters on the back functioning as an eye-catching feature also improves visibility in the dark. The back strap widens the length and width of the bootstrap for wearing ease.The distressed Vibram’s outsole gives a brawny aesthetic, superior traction, and greater comfort. The bright neon yellow alongside the pointy-toe narrow silhouette delivers a rebellious yet functional design.

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