Badger Socks By Soho+Co Architects
Badger Socks By Soho+Co Architects
This month We join forces with London based architecture and design studio SoHo+Co for our latest sock pairing.
An exciting new addition to our portfolio for men and women, these architectural socks are designed with proportion and precision referencing the white stripe on the badger’s forehead.
Internationally recognised for the creation of the Japanese inspired Moon Garden in East London and their work on Centre Point and the new Maggie's cancer caring centre in Oldham, duo Tom Holberton and Jasmin Sohi’s first ever sock design draws on their unique philosophy for their striking ‘Meles Meles’ socks, so named after the Latin name for the badger.
About The Designers.
SoHo+Co is rooted in the ambiguous, between cultures, scales and disciplines. The work offers space for delight through offering unscripted, blurred edges and meanings where human interpretation and interaction completes the landscape. Designed with precision, it enjoys the tension between the defined and the undefined. We create ideas, stories, objects and spaces.
We enjoy the translation of ideas, traditions, and culture between Japan and the UK. From this we develop designs, events, art, and products that allow ideas to engage with new audiences.
The Inspiration behind "Meles Meles"
“As the antidote to pattern, these badger socks playfully tease with the ambiguous. Bold, monochromatic and abstract, they might just become nocturnal woodland animals on your feet.”
Crafted from the finest combed cotton available.
80% Combed Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane
No tumble drying due to the nature of yarn used in the manufacture.
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Meet The Designer
Look Mate adventure began life as two lists made by Vahan and his brother Vahagn in a London coffee shop. One was a list of people they wanted to work with, the other was a list of things they felt passionately about. In an unconventional twist on the normal business idea, they started by looking at products that would marry the two lists together and settled on what we now know as the distinctive Look Mate socks.
The aim behind Look Mate has always been to work with aspiring creatives to bring a product that cuts above the rest in delivering a high quality everyday item. The designs commissioned are by anyone from architects to visual artists. They are then produced by a father-daughter team incorporating quality into the company’s DNA from day one. Lastly, the socks are tested time and time again until perfection is reached.
The team at Look Mate may have started in an unusual way but their success has not been unusual at all, as the company deservedly goes from strength to strength, the result being a product that fulfills the brief as originally stated and one that the brothers are extremely proud of. In this short time Look Mate was featured in Design Museum and exhibited at Tokyo and London Fashion Week Men. The brand was featured in publications like Forbes, The Times and The Monocle to name few.