Aku Bäckström

Graduation project 2012

What stands out most are his experiments with last shapes and constructions. He takes parts out of lasts and distorts them, creating a clunky, orthopaedic and even clown like look. The seemingly random yet highly skilled way he makes rugged heels and outsoles, using stacked leather and wood, is something we have never seen before.

© Aku Bäckström

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