wave shoes made from curving wood by marita design
 
wave shoes made from curving wood by marita design
jul 20, 2013

wave shoes made from curving wood by marita design

wave shoes made from curving wood by marita design
all images courtesy of marita design

 

 

 

combining design traditions from finland with a new, innovative approach, the ‘wave’ shoe was uniquely developed by finnish designer marita huurinainen. wooden footwear is rarely associated with elegance, lightness and style. the design is refreshingly different following a clean and simple philosophy, where beauty and function clearly meet. nature references are obvious with the choice of material, and conceptually the piece resembles a real wave. with its delicate, curving shape, the ‘high heels’ question the regular structure used to connect feet with the floor – as the wood rises up from the foot bed, it then folds back down touching the ground – providing the necessary strength to carry a person from a to b. finnish architect, alvar aalto originally developed a technique for wood bending, however it was not intended for such a dramatic angle. initially told that such a form was impossible marita huurinainen has pushed the manufacturing process to new limits.

 

 

wave shoes made from curving wood by marita design
wave kaiku pair

 

 

wave shoes made from curving wood by marita design
wave hulku single diagonal

 

 

wave shoes made from curving wood by marita design
wave kulku pair

 

 

wave shoes made from curving wood by marita design
wave korsi single diagonal

 

 

wave shoes made from curving wood by marita design
wave korsi pair

 

 

wave shoes made from curving wood by marita design
wave kumina single diagonal

 

 

wave shoes made from curving wood by marita design
wave kumina pair

 

 

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  • They look great, I really love the design!!!

    Aurora
  • Very cool shoes. I love the design

    Miriam
  • Hi! I have a pair of these lovely shoes. Walking in them is really nice, I often spend long days long walking around town. The wooden sole feels smooth and kind of massages my foot. (I also love the compliments and looks that I (i.e. the shoes) get from people on the street..!)

    Anna
  • from what I heard they are very comfortable. I have seen a few people try them on and they said that they are comfi

    Andreas
  • very interested in how these feel and perform as on the face of it, these seem great.

    roger

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