Shin is a minimalist design created by Tokyo-based designer Mikiya Kobayashi. The shoehorn features a solid base that serves as a stand for the when the shoehorn is not in use. As a result, the shoehorn has an appearance closer to a modern sculpture than a design that facilitates the user to put on shoes. The metal form of the shoehorn not only ensures it will maintain its shape after many uses, but also serves as an aesthetic contrast again the matte white base piece.
Photography by Yosuke Owashi