‘chewing gum’ by kobi levi, 2009 (leather)
Designer Kobi Levi specializes in designing unusual footwear that blurs the line between
fashion and art. Levi graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem and has worked as a freelance designer since. He describes his personal shoe creations as "artistic footwear" making each pair in his studio by hand. "The shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture."
Sculpture, yes. But I think I'd opt to display these on my mantel opposed to on the streets!
‘blow’ by kobi levi, 2010 (leather)
‘tongue’ by kobi levi, 2005 (leather)
‘dog’ by kobi levi, 2010 (leather)
‘sling-shot’ by kobi levi, 2010 (leather and wood)
‘xxx pump’ by kobi levi, 2010 (leather)
‘tulip’ by kobi levi, 2003 (leather and textile)
‘rocking chair’ by kobi levi, 2003 (leather and cork)
‘androgyne’ by kobi levi, 2002 (leather)
‘double boots’ by kobi levi, 2000 (leather)
‘market trolley’ by kobi levi, 1998 (textile and rubber)
‘birds 1 toucan’ by kobi levi, 2011 (leather)