Rex Lee Qi Reigniting Japanese Art in His Shoe Design
Ikebana is an ancient art where zen and the art of balance is showcased through the flower arrangement.
I wanted to capture the daintiness and whimsical aspect of the art, in which I tried out different materials to better translate the idea.
Through different experimentations on consistency within time constraint, I realized that the yellow glue often used in shoe-making is a perfect choice to express.
Shaping the copper wires into desired shape and placing them together, Rex finally found the balance of the proportion.
About Rex Lee Qi
Rex is currently a Leather Technology ( Bags & Footwear Design ) student at Polimoda. His strength and focus is on design and concept development. Craft is a non-verbal statement for Rex, whereby it brings a sense of encouragement in the everyday life. Rex is constantly challenging his own train of thoughts in seek of a balance in the craft-works.