Kobi Levi is a footwear designer that graduated from Bezalel academy of art & design, Jerusalem 2001. Working as a freelance designer he has collaborated with both Israeli and international companies. In the past, he has designed commercial footwear in both Italy, China and Brazil. Currently he is working on his women shoe line in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
All of the shoes presented are totally wearable and can function like real shoes. The main reason behind each design was creativity, not functionality. Sense of humor is an important part of Kobi’s work. His designs are a combination of art treated as wearable sculpture. He loves seeing concept ideas come to reality, but then again who doesn’t?
“In my artistic footwear design the shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture. It is “alive” with/out the foot/body. Most of the inspirations are out of the “shoe-world”, and give the footwear an extreme transformation. The result is usually humorist with a unique point of view about footwear. Another aspect of the creation is the realization. All the pieces are hand-made in my studio. The challenging technical development is the key to bring the design to life in the best way.” – Kobi Levi
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Mother and Daughter
Denim & Casted Alluminum
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