Elder, Shoehorn

Elder consists of a set of three objects dedicated to the elderly.
They are an attempt at breaking the cliches associated with old age by proposing transgenerational designs meant to provide the user with more pride and sensory joy.
Traditional shoehorns were made by slicing, opening and polishing a cow horn here the same process is use with a more contemporary and reproductible material.
A steel tube is sliced and forged to create an adequate curve for the feet to go in the shoe. It is designed to be used standing, and allow the user not to bend down. Using steel also permitted to reduce the thickness of the shoehorn to a maximum, and greatly facilitate its use.

Dec. 2016