Architectural shoe 04

Tea Petrovic

Tea Petrovic has designed a collection of shoes based on the work of late Russian sculptor Naum Gabo and Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
This shoe collection is centered around the idea that each shoe is an sculptural-architectural structured form. The collection contains ten plastic prototypes entirely handmade. Each model is an experiment with the high heel, since they determine the whole form of a shoe. The heels are columns, constructive elements on which the whole creative process is based with an aim to create a new concept of high heels.
Bernard Figueroa once said: 'There is so much space between a woman's heel and the floor that one can use.', and that is exactly what I tried to accomplish using this space as much as possible.

These shoes are primarily an art object and their function is secondary. The focus is on the form, their only decorative element. Design is based on the exploration of new high heel shapes, resulting in numerous variations of their basic form. To underline their sculptural form, the shoes are kept white, which on the other hand emphasis the artistic language, present in the entire collection.

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