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Maharam Hella Jongerius Hand Crafted Nike Sneaks

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On April 5, 2009 @ 2:00 pm In Accessories and Fashion,New York City,sustainable style sundays | No Comments

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What do you get when you mix a classic Nike shoe, a cutting edge Dutch designer, and renowned textile company? A beautifully unique hand-crafted shoe design called Layers Airforce. This eye-catching shoe above is a redesign of the classic Nike Air Force 1, using a Maharam [2] textile designed by Dutch designer du jour Hella Jongerius [3]. The shoe now features a sophisticated 2-tier wool fabric, aptly named “Layers,” which was developed by textile studio Maharam [2] in cahoots with dutch design star Hella Jongerius [3]. The shoe is becoming part of a new line Nike has created, called Nike 1World [4], which features finely-crafted, re-invented Air Force 1 footwear created in partnership with 18 distinguished athletes, designers, musicians and artists from around the world. The Nike 1 World by Maharam was launched on April 1st at an exclusive shindig at the Moss store [5] in New York City.

nike air force 1, maharam, hella jongerius, nike 1 world, fashion world collaborations, nike maharam hella jongerius partnership, sustainable style, footwear nike, footwear by artists designersFrom Nike Maharam Hella Jongerius [6]

The Layers pattern, which overlays embroidery over an artisanal hand-cut pattern, is a design icon in its own right – and is part of collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Cooper-Hewitt. A far cry from the original function-over-form Air Force 1 [7] released all the way back in 1982, the Maharam + Jongerius remake is a thoughtful mix of technology and art, called an “industrial craft” hybrid by its makers. “The result represents a multi-disciplinary undertaking, bridging disparate aspects of industrial design with sports technology, textile design and the conceptual avant-garde,” says Nike.

You can scoop up a pair of your own at the Moss store [8], where the Layers AF1s will be sold exclusively beginning April 2009.

+ Nike 1World AF1 by Maharam with Hella Jongerius [8]

+ Maharam [2]

+ Jongerius Lab [3]

+ Moss [9]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=23097

[2] Maharam: http://www.maharam.com/

[3] Hella Jongerius: http://www.jongeriuslab.com/

[4] Nike 1World: http://www.nike.com/af1/index.jhtml#l=1world

[5] Moss store: http://www.mossonline.com

[6] Nike Maharam Hella Jongerius: http://picasaweb.google.com/yukayoneda/NikeMaharamHellaJongerius?feat=embedwebsite

[7] original function-over-form Air Force 1: http://www.nicekicks.com/2007/01/1982-original-air-force-ones/

[8] a pair of your own at the Moss store: http://www.mossonline.com/product-exec/product_id/45025

[9] + Moss: http://www.mossonline.com/

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