Jan Jansen Shoe Treasures by Bas Kosters Studio

Bas Kosters honoured the iconic shoe designer Jan Jansen with four unique works of art, specifically designed and made for the Jan Jansen Shoe Treasures project. Every work of art is inspired by shoes in the private collection of Jan and Tonny Jansen. Bas was given carte blanche to create new objects out of selected Jan Jansen shoes.

Bas Kosters has created a special family of foot friends for 'Jan Jansen Shoe Treasures'. He has looked for a way to combine his respect for Jansen's craftmanship and have the shoe be the object of desire. Therefore, the foot has become the starting point of the four different objects in which the connection with the shoe and the foot is the centre of attention.

The well-known Bas Kosters figures in their iconic shade of pink were executed in the alienated shape of the human foot. Bas chose to leave the four original Jansen shoes intact - his foot figures seek a relationship with Jansen's shoes. He chose to give the figures a personality, which enables them to find a connection in the world of Bas Kosters and Jan Jansen combined.


Jan Jansen Shoe Treasures
November 2017
The View, Amsterdm