Precision. Craftsmanship. Heritage. The ZX8000 Porcelain sneaker is a piece of history like no other. For this singular pair, two pioneers of German design have come together, bringing generations of expertise to one of the world’s most iconic silhouettes. Featuring premium adidas leather hand-painted by Meissen, marvelously hand-made Meissen porcelain overlays, and weighing exactly 950 grams, this inimitable pair of sneakers has been assembled over a six month period, moving between Herzogenaurach and Meissen throughout the process of its creation.
At the heart of this unique collaboration is a harmonic coalescence of two icons; the Meissen Krater Vase and the adidas Originals ZX8000 silhouette. First designed in 1856, today and for the very first time, the Krater Vase unites a number of decorative styles and techniques from throughout the manufacturer’s 310 year history. Paying homage to this quintessential piece of Meissen design, adidas’ own modern icon, the ZX8000 shoe model, is adorned with 15 of the Vase’s 130 different patterns. Ensuring the pair’s unique place in history, each pattern has been painstakingly crafted with the utmost care and precision by four individual painters across three separate Meissen departments. A testament to craftsmanship, art, and unbound creativity, this silhouette is unmatched in its elegance.
The ZX8000 Porcelain will be auctioned off via sotheby’s from 7 – 16 December, with an estimate of $1 to $1,000,000. Proceeds from will sale will benefit the Brooklyn Museum to support ongoing programs providing access to the arts for local youth.
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