“Susan and her husband Jimmy had no idea what to do with the vintage shoe lasts Susan had stumbled upon while sourcing stock for her business, which she then bought on impulse and a sense of nostalgia.” – WDW website
Always impressed with furniture and accessory ideas that stir the senses and bring us back in touch with how industry was once a function of very few materials, we first saw the creative re-purposing of wooden shoe lasts from Brothers Dressler in Toronto. White Dove & Wonder, based in the UK, have taken this a step further by creating a whole range of products from shoe lasts created at one of the finest shoe factories in Northampton in the 1930′s. Always innovating, if you have another idea for an object-d’art Susan Gaston and her husband Jimmy even offer a bespoke design service to use the lasts. It begs the question of what else is out there, once made out of wood, that delivers the same connection to our industrial heritage?