b. 1955, Danish industrial designer
Nis Øllgaard likes to work in many different materials and seeks to exploit the special quality of the specific material. The function of the product is the key to all his designs. His design process is characterized by many prototypes and models in the quest for the optimal result: “Products with a sculptural expression without too much nonsense”, as Nis Øllgaard puts it. Nis Øllgaard has received a number of awards for his designs, including the Formland Award in 1988, the iF design award in 2004 and the Red Dot design award in 2004.
Flexible Shoehorn is a thin and flexible shoehorn in injection-moulded plastic that adapts to both the foot and the shoe. A built-in magnet makes it easy to mount the shoehorn on the wall. The simple design turns the shoehorn into a decorative sculpture. Nis Øllgaard found the inspiration for the shoehorn in his frustration with existing shoehorns which worked poorly and were unwieldy. Also, he wanted to create a shoehorn that would add a decorative element to the hallway instead of simply adding to the clutter.
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