Sculpturally designed everyday product

Flexibility and functionality are the essence of this shoehorn. Designer Nis Øllgaard has worked on its design in great depth to enable both function and form to work together.

The unique function of the shoehorn is the slim, flexible yet robust tip, which adjusts to the foot and shoe. The thickness and shape of the handle are designed to fit in the hand and create a natural, user-friendly experience.

Nis Øllgaard says: "A shoehorn is an everyday product which should afford one daily pleasure. Apart from the special function of its flexible point the shoehorn is designed to be part of the hall décor by way of its magnetic mounting fixture.”

In 2011, the shoehorn was selected for exhibition at The Biennale (craft and design exhibition) in Kolding, Denmark. The shoehorn was also a part of CC15, the Danish Crafts Collections section for prototypes in 2011.

Designer: Nis Øllgaard
Awards: Red Dot Design Award 2013
Design: Shoehorn

Nis Øllgaard

Nis Øllgaard has an education in Industrial Design from Aarhus School of Architecture. Since 1981 he has worked as an industrial designer.

For Nis Øllgaard a great design arises when function and form melt together in a logical coherence. He wants to create smile on the users´ faces. He is fascinated by the design process itself and believes in designing from his heart. If the design is not good, then don´t make it.