blackhouse jordan xi

YEAR:

2015

 

design:

tinker hatfield

project type: 

footwear

 

materials & construction: 

nathan kiatkulpiboone

 

about the project

The Blackhouse Jordan XI is an extensive reupholstery of a classic silhouette design by Tinker Hatfield. Drawing inspiration from the White Temple in Chiang Rai and the Black House in Chiang Mai, Thailand, patterning, logos, and text were turned into CAD linework and lasercut over the course of sixteen hours. The shoe itself was hand-skived and partially hand-stitched, a total construction time taking about three weeks. The final product is a luxury sneaker comprised of a black python, buffalo, and metallic cowhide upper and a mixture of pigskin and lambskin lining.