Shoestack is a stackable shoe rack that can hold up to 12 pairs of shoes. Made from injection molded polypropylene and metal tube. With a small footprint and stackable tiers, Shoestack can hold up to twelve pairs of shoes, without taking up too much space in your living area. Shoestack features two tiers, with room to store shoes underneath.
This project was a challenge to create a shoe rack that delivered in both, style and affordability. Early sketches took inspiration from sneaker soles and other graphic patterns. The concept evolved into attempting to create a form with plastic that fluidly united the metal rods. Inspired from bent wood furniture, I started to think of the form more three-dimensionally, and moved away from sketching patterns from a flat side view.
Borrowing from manufacturing techniques used for Umbra’s Buddy Hooks, I landed on the idea to hide the necessary structural ribs on the inside of the two plastic halves.