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Tal Weinreb's Wooden Shoes are Designed to Be Displayed on a Wall

 - Jul 19, 2013
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Tal Weinreb's wooden shoes take inspiration from the practicality of Shaker furniture, which could be hung on the walls when not in use. The design of the 'Hang It' wooden shoes play off this same principle. Wooden shoes like clogs have been around for centuries, but Weinreb's interpretation deconstructs shoes like a piece of furniture.

Alike the construction of a wooden chest, the shoes are assembled with hinges that can be dismantled into several pieces for hanging on a wall, making these shoes artful pieces both on the wall and off. Tal Weinreb designed two pairs of wooden shoes -- one with a sandal's thong-like toe piece and the other with a more traditional clog shape. Each piece melds function with a stunningly beautiful aesthetic.