Marita Huurinainen Kumina Wave Sandals Black
Collection: Spring 2016 Wave Collection.
Material: palisander, birch, synthetic leather, rubber.
Description: “A Finnish design innovation that combines the traditional wood bending technique with contemporary style.” The body of the shoe is made of Finnish birch and covered with palisander wood. The black toe strap is made out of synthetic leather, which is more supple than real leather. The sole is protected with rubber giving a good grip when walking. The surface of all shoes are individual as each piece of wood has unique character marks.
Made in Finland.
About: Marita Huurinainen's philosophy is that one should not create anything wasteful into this world. The designs have to be lasting in both their style and material, so that they may remain in use for several years, a lifetime and more in the best case. “I design with my hands, my mind and my heart. It is very important to feel for the materials – they guide you in the process. The process of moulding the shape of an object is like creating a sculpture. I like to challenge the conventional shapes and materials, and to create something unexpected." The concept behind the work is very important. Whilst there is only a very fine line between art and design, an important feature of a product is functionality.