La Vie En Rose

Peter Dautzenberg

Stacked connected shoes sculpture, with music, 2017.

Part of Jan Jansen Shoe Treasures, Jan Jansen originals (top to bottom: 2010, 2010, 2010, 1995, late 1980’s).

Architect Peter Dautzenberg and designer Jan Jansen have known each other since 1976. From that moment, Dautzenberg has always stayed on top of whatever Jansen was doing. Together with his wife, they must have worn over 40 to 50 different shoes made by Jan. What he always loved about Jan’s shoes are the details, colours, constructions and his choice of materials, which are always exciting.

For this sculpture Dautzenberg was inspired by all the different options which one can use to close a shoe with: zippers, buttons and laces. He used these individual parts to connect the different Jan Jansen shoes, stacking them up. Within the process he chose to leave certain aspects of the shoes visible, so that the shape of the heels and other shoe design elements are still noted. The interior holds a hidden construction that’s invisible on the outside to the naked eye; for Peter, this resembles the design he sees in many of Jan’s shoes.

Material: shoes, sidewalk tiles and music.
Dimensions 85 x 30 x 30 cm

Photo by Charlotte Visser.

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