Yoshihisa Tanaka × Tokyo Design Studio cooperative research
- T-HOUSE New Balance
- Yoshihisa Tanaka, Shugo Moritani (Tokyo Design Studio)
- Takeshi Gonnokami (W Inc.)
- Kohei Omachi
- Awagami Factory, Ace Package, TAKEO Co., Ltd., Kayo Aoki, Licue & Sneakers, Cosmotech, Shinohara Shiko Ltd.
- Nov 2020 – ongoing
- Den Gai, Kohei Omachi
A project with New Balance Tokyo Design Studio to jointly research the awareness and values of upcycling scraps and waste materials to update the distribution of shoes. For the first project, a shoe box was made from handmade Japanese paper made from scrap shoes, and for the second project, a prototype of shoes, shoelaces and shoe box were made from Japanese paper that was machine-made by crushing scraps.
These prototypes are exhibited at T-HOUSE New Balance. At the time of the second project, a sneaker wash service was provided and visitors can clean their own shoes, which is returned in a shoe box made of Japanese paper.