Gallery: Zaha Hadid turns shoe designer, teams up with Melissa

 

Architects love to dabble on projects of smaller scales, and now iconic architect Zaha Hadid is joining the ranks of architect-dabblers by announcing her foray into shoe design! The always provocative architect is someone we love to criticize here at Inhabitat for her obsessive formalism, but we must say that we are thrilled to see her burgeoning interest in sustainable design take the form of a partnership with Brazilian eco shoe design company Melissa.

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  1. theokobox August 8, 2008 at 10:17 am

    I thought the Melissa shoes were made of a special hypoallergenic plastic, that was safe to wear – that there is a patent for. They are also recycable – where does it say their plastic is made of PVC on their website?
    I have seen Melissa shoes in person, downtown Asheville and they are like the Jelly’s of the 80’s but softer and not smelly.

  2. bgregorio323 August 7, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    PVC IS NOT SUSTAINABLE!!! IT’S TOXIC AND CANCER CAUSING. SOOOO DISAPPOINTING THAT THIS IS MADE OF PVC.

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