Amanda Leaman created a Nike's leather sofa
Calling all Nike fanatics: this never-before-done for Amanda Leaman by Aesthete Society is the throne you'll never wanna get up from.
The idea sprung on the AS's head of creative collective Amir Morgan and was conceived for Aesthete Society's Common Thread Gallery show at Portland Sneaker Week, representing a true industry OG. Inspired by the 1996 Air More Uptempo design by Wilson Smith, the piece aims to capture the classic essence of the pair in a completely new light.
With a crazy concept and tight deadline, the ultra-fast project was definitely successful, creating one of two sneaker-inspired pieces that debuted at Common Thread Gallery ― a one-night-only art show with emphasis on sneaker culture's transcendent presence in music, sports, education and more. After its event introduction at Pensole Footwear Design Academy, the piece traveled to Portland's ultimate sneakerhead consignment store: IndexPDX.
The silhouette was represented in an all-black leather upholstery, emphasized by jumbo "AIR" text in white branded onto the pillows. The front is accented with faux Air units for a final kick, and made complete with Nike's iconic swoosh in white ― who knew shoes on the couch could work so well?
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