Following its launch last night at Milan Design Week, we introduce our latest collaboration:
Beatrix Ong X Joined + Jointed (the sister company of Channels)
Commissioned by Wallpaper* magazine for the 2016 edition of its Handmade series, ‘Shoe Tree’ brings together the creativity of London-based shoe designer, Beatrix Ong MBE, and Samuel Chan, founder of Joined + Jointed, alongside the main company Channels.
“Storing shoes is always somewhat challenging in terms of space and aesthetics. I wanted to create a piece that is both storage and display, and one that ultimately utilises Samuel’s incredible knowledge and skill of woodwork. Calling it ‘Shoe Tree’ hints of its ability to grow, if you wish.”
“Boxes are intriguing; they hold surprises and invite discovery. They are also very useful; they bring order to our lives. In our conversations it was clear that Beatrix wanted to express this combination of intrigue and utility. It’s a monumental piece, but movable and flexible, with subtle details one might only discover over time.”