DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Light has no volume, no texture - though, of course, it certainly does.

We feel it.

We are sensitive to light. Light tugs - penetrates, fills, dims, morphs, moves - over and with us, our collective connective tissue.

Despite the rich complexity of experience that can be enabled by light and shadow, the prominent models for lighting design often manufacture flat, static environments that directly undermine their medium. Design yields a sameness that makes one feel reduced to a single way of being in the world - over-lit and fully revealed.

At Sliver Shoe, we push back against these models by working with relative standards, from experience out. By allowing shadow to support light, we design suggestive spaces that welcome inhabitants to partake in their completion - not just seeing, but feeling a space, allowing for a tactile experience to emerge. A tactile light allows us to participate in our world with all of our senses.

We understand that light does more than enable vision: We’re here to help you feel it.