Footwear from Tracey Neuls
Sculptural installation from Nina Saunders
To celebrate Sanderson's 150th Anniversary
From 17 February 2010 to 30 June 2010
In February 2010 in time for London Fashion Week, footwear designer Tracey Neuls will open her flagship store at
Enter the world of Mad Hatter’s tea parties, English eccentrics, forests peopled by spectacular creatures, pools of light, colour and water. Tracey’s shop will be transformed… The collaboration is to be anchored by a large-scale sculpture from Nina Saunders and a dedicated collection of shoes from Tracey, both employing reissued vintage Sanderson textiles. Nina’s sculpture, a morphed, melting item of furniture, upholstered in Sanderson and set amongst silver birches, sets the scene for this playful subversion of the expected.
Tracey’s shoes take this further. With their old-fashioned prints and edgy forms, they will be coveted the land over!
Both Nina and Tracey sculpturally tease new forms from discoveries, play with surfaces (wood, leather, textile) and have a keen sense of the surreal. The collaboration has spawned a cross disciplinary dialogue, and they are together working on a smaller piece (think squirrels, shoes), which will be unveiled at a later date. Tracey’s vision has always stretched beyond the shoe, and her shop’s eclectic displays reflect her openness. This chimes nicely with Sanderson who have throughout their history forged links with dynamic designers and artists, encouraging a stream of innovation to mingle with the timelessness of their product.
As Tracey Neuls says, “a collaboration that combines three completely different disciplines and generates contradictions like classic/ avant-garde, or heritage/ timeless is exactly what
The project represents a coming together of shared mind-sets, combining artistic innovation with a healthy respect for traditional craftsmanship. February brings an enmeshing of design, art, and decoration - footwear, furniture, and interiors.
Sourced from: Tracey Neuls Press release
-- Jane Mae Howard
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