sketch / image
  • shoehorn
  • 2009.12
for 361° maruni

When you lift the top part of the cone, the shoehorn comes away like a conic section. As the name suggests, shoehorns were first made by carving animal horns; the shearing motion of this shoehorn pays homage to its origins. The shoehorn and stand, connected by an embedded neodymium magnet, are carved from a single block of wood for complete continuity of the wood grain. The shoe horn can be removed with one hand; the stand is weighted for proper resistance.

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Photographer : Masayuki Hayashi