Foot box

This is clamshell box that I made to store A5 sketchbooks that I use for my book binding notes. The two halves fit perfectly into each other – and make a great whoosh noise when closing. The trays are covered in a two-tone fabric which has flecks of blue in it which match the cover.

The inspiration for the foot on the front came from an old auction guide. In this guide there is a section on ‘folk jewellery’. This jewellery consists of various body parts depicted in metal e.g. legs, lungs, eyes, etc. I loved the way these body parts were shown isolated from the rest of the body, revered as something greater than the body to which they are attached.