Proef is a conceptual design label founded in 2010 by Japanese designers duo; shoes product designer Manami Saito and space/fashion artist Katsuhiro Igarashi. Their main project is focused on printed stockings whose key feature is their function as a second skin. "Reviewing a object through fragmented reflection surface, rediscover the hidden beauty of daily movement." The work is inspired by the art work of Michelangelo Pistoletto, who exhibed '16 broken mirrors' at Bienale Venezia 2008. They translated this idea into a daily product. It was presented during Amsterdam Fashion week and Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milan in April 2010 as part of Collectie Arnhem Product 2010. Proef products are currently stocked in Japan, Taiwan. Soon will be available in London and Amsterdam. See more;
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