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'Moulded Mole' slippers  

'Moulded Mole' slippers

Niels van Eijk

(born Netherlands,1970)

and Miriam van der Lubbe

(born Netherlands, 1972)
2004

Moleskin
Unique, from the Underdogma collection
Lent by Studio Van Eijk and Van der Lubbe, Netherlands

 

Moles are caught as pests, but here their fur has been used to make luxurious slippers. The designers invite us to question our attitudes to fur. It is a contested material in both fashion and design - for some a luxury material, for others a product of cruelty to animals.