Cycling shoes by Tracey Neuls for Tokyobike

London Design Festival 2013: footwear designer Tracey Neuls has teamed up with Tokyobike to create handmade shoes with rubber soles and reflective strips especially for cycling.

Tracey Neuls for Tokyobike
Geek camel reflective

Tracey Neuls launched the cycling shoes for bike brand Tokyobike during this week’s London Design Festival.

Tracey Neuls for Tokyobike
Geek black reflective

The shoes feature rubber soles moulded in a single piece, which are designed to fit comfortably against bike pedals.

Tracey Neuls for Tokyobike
Fern grey reflective

The range includes Fern laced ankle boots, with small heels and a reflective strip stitched up the back for cycling in the dark.

Tracey Neuls for Tokyobike
Geek camel reflective

Geek shoes also have reflective detailing on the back and are available in black or camel. “Perfect for cycling or walking the city,” said Neuls.

Tracey Neuls for Tokyobike
Geek black reflective

The shoes are available from Tokyobike, 87-89 Tabernacle Street, and Tracey Neuls East, 73 Redchurch Street, until the end of the design festival on Sunday.

Tracey Neuls for Tokyobike
Geek black reflective

Tracey Neuls has previously collaborated with designer Tord Boontje to design a range of shoes featuring autumn leaves and illustration collective Le Gun to create a range of shoes inspired by items discovered inside a suitcase.

Tracey Neuls for Tokyobike
Geek neon red

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Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls: late night opening from 6-9pm tonight

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

Our Dezeen Watch Store Christmas pop-up at Tracey Neuls’ east London store at 73 Redchurch Street will be keeping it’s doors open until 9pm tonight, where you can treat yourself to an early Christmas present with 20% off a selection of our designer watches and Neuls’ range of hand-made shoes.

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

Heineken are kindly supplying drinks for the event and Dezeen Music Project will be providing the music.

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

Our opening is part of the inaugural Shoreditch Triangle late night shopping event when a range of other stores in the area stay open until 9pm, including Hostem, Aesop, Thor and Wistle and Sunpel. Local galleries in the area will also be open to the public as part of the last First Thursdays event of the year.

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls late night opening

Place: Tracey Neuls East, 73 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DJ
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Date: Thursday 6 December
Time: special offers from 2pm, drinks from 6pm until 9pm

Click here to find out more about Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls, which will stay open until 23 December.

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Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls: 20 November to 23 December 2012

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

Dezeen Watch Store has joined forces with footwear designer Tracey Neuls to present two pop-up stores this Christmas – one in Marylebone in west London and another in Shoreditch in east London.

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

From 20 November to 23 December, Dezeen Watch Store will present a special selection of watches by leading designers and independent brands at Neuls’ stores in Redchurch Street in east London and Marylebone Lane in west London.

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

Neuls’ store at 73 Rechurch Street features our signature display of cages, showcasing a selection of our latest watches including timepieces by Form Us With Love, Mathieu Lehanneur and Benjamin Hubert, as well as London brand Uniform Wares‘ newly updated range of 150 Series and 20o Series watches.

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

Above: 100 Series by Uniform Wares

The store also features some of our most popular models by Uniform Wares, Michael Young and Achille Castiglioni.

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

A smaller selection is on display at Neuls’ store at 29 Marylebone Lane, arranged over the fireplace amongst the store’s Christmas decorations.

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

Customers will of course be able to browse Neuls’ range of unique, hand-made shoes at both stores.

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

See Neuls explain the process behind her shoe design in this movie »

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls East

73 Redchurch Street
London E2 7DJ

Dates:

20 November to 23 December 2012

Opening hours: 

Tuesday to Sunday: 11am to 6pm

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls West

29 Marylebone Lane
London W1U 2NQ

Dates:

20 November to 23 December 2012

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 11am to 6.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

Photography is by Luke Hayes.

Dezeen Watch Store at Tracey Neuls

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“Customers grow old with our shoes, not bored with them” – Tracey Neuls

Footwear designer Tracey Neuls explains why she shies away from “disposable fashion” and reveals that many customers consider her shoes “their best kept secret” in this movie Dezeen filmed at the Designed in Hackney Day PechaKucha, part of a series of talks and discussions we hosted in August.

Tracey Neuls Designed in Hackney Movie

Neuls starts her talk by saying she considers her work to be more akin to design than fashion, before explaining how she tries to create timeless pieces that customers “grow old with” rather than “bored with”.

Tracey Neuls Designed in Hackney Movie

She describes how she begins the design process by moulding the shoes from plasticine  and why she believes that approaching design like a child adds to the timelessness of the pieces.

Tracey Neuls Designed in Hackney Movie

Explaining her approach to manufacturing, she reveals that her shoes are made by families who have passed the trade down through generations, unlike most shoes which she describes as being “designed like a kit car, created by selecting pre-fab components”.

Tracey Neuls Designed in Hackney Movie

Neuls has two shops in London – one on Marylebone Lane, near Bond Street, and one on Rivington Street in Shoreditch – and she describes how a ”no shoes on shelves” policy in her shops provides a different approach to retail, where unique installations “complete the story of the shoes” and make her customers feel special.

Tracey Neuls Designed in Hackney Movie

She concludes the talk by showing images of the collection she designed in collaboration with designer Tord Boontje, which features autumn leaf motifs.

Tracey Neuls Designed in Hackney Movie

Neuls has been designing shoes under her own label Tracey Neuls and TN_29 for almost 12 years – see all our stories about her here.

Tracey Neuls Designed in Hackney Movie

We’ll be publishing movies of the talks over the coming days and you can also watch architects Studio Weave talk about how architects should be wary of “thinking that they know how to do everything” and James Bridle talking how his projects are designed to look like “the internet has escaped out into the streets”.

Tracey Neuls Designed in Hackney Movie

Designed in Hackney is a Dezeen initiative to showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which was one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen’s offices.

Tracey Neuls Designed in Hackney Movie

To find out more about the other discussions from Designed in Hackney Day, see our highlights reported here. See more stories about design and architecture from Hackney here.

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Shoes by Tracey Neuls and Tord Boontje for Selfridges

Shoe designer Tracey Neuls and product designer Tord Boontje have teamed up to design a range of shoes featuring autumn leaves.

Shoes by Tracey Neuls and Tord Boontje for Selfridges

Made of laser-cut and etched leather, the designs include a court shoe that looks as though fallen leaves have blown around the edge, a lace-up with red oak leaves hanging down below the laces and a brown etched pair with delicate patterns of leaves and acorns.

Shoes by Tracey Neuls and Tord Boontje for Selfridges

The limited collection will be available at Selfridges department store from August 27 – September 16, taking in the London Design Festival period.

Shoes by Tracey Neuls and Tord Boontje for Selfridges

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Shoes by Tracey Neuls and Tord Boontje for Selfridges

Here’s some more information from Tracey Neuls:


Tracey Neuls and Tord Boontje footwear collaboration for London’s biggest design week of the year – exclusively for Selfridges.

The meeting between Tracey Neuls and Tord Boontje was one of those moments when the world felt very small despite one being Canadian and the other one Dutch. They found their approach to design to be uniquely similar despite Tracey being a footwear designer and Tord being a product designer.

Shoes by Tracey Neuls and Tord Boontje for Selfridges

Previously in 2010, their like-mindedness resulted in a special edition shoe where Tracey used a printed fabric of Tord’s – normally seen on furniture. This playful approach to design has brought them back together in 2012 celebrating… Squirrels! As it turns out, both Tracey and Tord have a great liking for these inquisitive, clever, little town and country creatures. Known for inventive laser cutting, Tord uses this iconic critter and its autumnal surroundings to play with print and leather cut-aways. Chosen from the spectrum of Neuls’ designs; both a sculptural heeled pump and her classic rubber soled derby have been manipulated by Boontje. Neon red, turquoise blue, black and natural will be the available colours.

Shoes by Tracey Neuls and Tord Boontje for Selfridges

When Tracey moulds her footwear shapes, she begins with plasticine; the smell and feel reminding her of being a child.

“Emotion plays a big part in design. The shoe should at first be beautiful, but it is more the long lasting feeling that I am interested in. Like a pet, the attachment to your footwear should grow stronger with time. ” – Tracey Neuls

Shoes by Tracey Neuls and Tord Boontje for Selfridges

Tord’s work draws from a belief that modernism does not mean minimalism, that contemporary does not forsake tradition, and that technology does not abandon people and senses. He often takes inspiration from nature and employs a décor of forms to entice the observer’s imagination.

Shoes by Tracey Neuls and Tord Boontje for Selfridges

“I like my pieces to tell stories, or at least provide a beginning and you can make up your own narrative” – Tord Boontje

Shoes by Tracey Neuls and Tord Boontje for Selfridges

Together these two designers have created footwear where time is suspended and there are no rules of play. The shoes are like unique collectors items and this limited edition collection is available exclusively at Selfridges from August 27 – September 16, 2012.

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Designed in Hackney: TN29 by Le Gun and Tracey Neuls

LE GUN and Tracey Neuls

Designed in Hackney: illustration collective Le Gun have collaborated with footwear designer Tracey Neuls to create a range of shoes inspired by items discovered inside a suitcase in a Hackney basement.

LE GUN and Tracey Neuls

Le Gun created a drawing based on the objects and the life of their imagined owner, and each shoe in the limited edition is covered by a different part of the image.

LE GUN and Tracey Neuls

The interior of Tracey Neuls’ Shoreditch shop is decorated with Le Gun’s illustrations and their work is exhibited alongside the shoes.

LE GUN and Tracey Neuls

The shop opened at the end of last year on Redchurch Street, beyond the Hackney border. Le Gun have their studio by London Fields and Neuls lives in Hackney too.

LE GUN and Tracey Neuls

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Here’s some more information from LE GUN:


“Its of the trout tickling, dada loving, jazz pirate George Melly at a parade inspired by James Ensor’s painting ‘Entry of Christ’ into Brussels. The LE GUN version is: The entry of Marvin Gaye into Brussels… Marvin Gaye is riding into town on a donkey. He spent a lot of time in Belgium trying to get off crack. We have done a series of drawings based around the contents of a suitcase we found in the basement of a masonic cobblers in Hackney, which we believe belonged to the late George Melly. The drawing reflects our affection for the often overlooked cultural suburb of Belgium. We like the idea of a young Belgian surrealist wearing our Tracey Neuls shoes while becoming slowly intoxicated at A La Mort Subite…” – LE GUN

LE GUN and Tracey Neuls

Here’s some more information from Tracey Neuls:


Tracey Neuls and LE GUN

Pioneering and of a single mind, Tracey Neuls choose her new shop where there is already great spirit and individuality – not unlike her original footwear. Building on the success of her West London Marylebone shop, she embarked on her second space – Eastside!

LE GUN and Tracey Neuls

To celebrate this new venture, Tracey Neuls, famous for her creative collaborations has teamed up with the London illustration collective LE GUN.

LE GUN and Tracey Neuls

Often described as ‘the gutter looking up to the sky’ LE GUN is responsible for some of the most thought provoking illustration work.‘Parade’ was one such piece that caught Neuls’ eye. “The idea of bringing the illustrative subject matter into movement via the actual body part was irresistible.”

LE GUN and Tracey Neuls

LE GUN painted the shop walls in their signature style, ink in one hand paintbrush in the other – an instant freestyle application of meandering illustration. They treated the retail space like a gallery. The combination of using another artist’s drawing with a Tracey Neuls shoe design makes for a perfect collaboration. It’s an enjoyable experience seeing a drawing being translated onto a shoe. Neuls, known for her keen eye for detail saw the instant potential of translating the art work to textile. Each limited edition shoe has a different part of the drawing, so therefore tells a different part of the story. The print was recreated as wrapping paper, so the narrative continues inside and out!


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Designed in Hackney is a Dezeen initiative to showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen’s offices. We’ll publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney each day until the games this summer.

More information and details of how to get involved can be found at www.designedinhackney.com.

Furniture for Tracey Neuls Eastside by Faudet-Harrison

Furniture for Tracey Neuls Eastside by Faudet-Harrison

London Design Festival 2011: British designers Faudet-Harrison have furnished an east London shoe shop for footwear designer Tracey Neuls.

Furniture for Tracey Neuls Eastside by Faudet-Harrison

Recycled objects were combined with new materials to create the furniture, which includes a chest of shoebox-drawers mounted on a vintage footstool.

Furniture for Tracey Neuls Eastside by Faudet-Harrison

The shop opened this month to coincide with the London Design Festival – see more stories about the festival here.

Furniture for Tracey Neuls Eastside by Faudet-Harrison

Here’s some more text from Tracey Neuls and Faudet-Harrison:


Tracey Neuls opens new shop for Design Week!

Pioneering and of a single mind, Tracey Neuls chooses her shop where there is great spirit and individuality not unlike her original footwear. Building on the success of her West London Marylebone shop, she embarks on her second space – Eastside!

The eclectic mix of shops found on her flagship Marylebone Lane spans from elderly gentlemen specialising and selling buttons to a bespoke Sausage maker – all a stroll from Bond St. It is this juxtaposition that can also be seen on Redchurch St. just minutes from Liverpool Street Station. Shunning homogenous high street formula, boutiques mingle with small galleries, cafes and residential dwellings. Drawing upon inspiration from the carefully selected ‘neighbourhoods’ – Tracey’s shoes are about the individual wearer and have no boundaries as to age or fashion preference setting her designs apart.

For London Design Week, this idea of ‘community’ will be pushed from carboot to closet distilling a database of interesting ‘every day’ objects. Faudet-Harrison have been invited to alter, amalgamate and redesign these objects in a way that they could only do. Previous design alterations are so clever and effortless; for example, a matchbox where one side of the slide drawer is empty, serving as a place to put the spent matches. This idea is placed in the same genre as sticky notes where it begs the question as to why it hadn’t been done before?

With ease and wit these two different design practices come together for this years Design Week collaboration.

Faudet-Harrison said: “the Furniture and products produced are centred around rituals of shoes and getting ready, all have an element of altered and restored found object married with new materials giving each piece a revised function.”


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My London by Nendo for Established & Sons Textile Field by Ronan
& Erwan Bouroullec
Assemblage 3by Faye Toogood