At the genesis of this collaboration, Founder and Artistic Director Dr Samuel Ross looked to his peers; exemplary artists and thought-leaders in the global community. What followed is an ode to the pursuit of creative expression, refined items designed to form an integral component within the artist’s uniform.⁠
Documenting stories and practices of such artisans, Founding Director of design firm Food New York, architect Dong-Ping Wong, and award-winning industrial designer Nifemi Marcus-Bello. Both artists, masters in their chosen fields, introspectively examine what an icon means to them. Captured in their studio environments, New York and Lagos, respectively, a mutual school of thought emerges.⁠
Harnessing community through artistic expression is a shared principle of A-COLD-WALL*’s design ethos, realised here through the refined simplicity of the Chuck Taylor; celebrating the universal truth of functional design.⁠