Director: Elie Man
Edited: iMovie 11
Soundtrack: Take Me Home
Artist: The Analog Affair
The good folks over at SoleWood are making some pretty impressive wood-crafted and art-deco-inspired swag designed in Miami. SoleWood was recently featured in XXL Magazine's 2013 Freshman Class: Best Ever, with an editorial entitled "Gotta Have It" featuring SoleWood Bamboo Square Polarized Aviators. Footwear News Magazine featured SoleWood footwear and a bio of Elie Man in a 2-page article profiling SoleWood as "One to Watch." The SoleWood Standard Bi-Fold Wallet was recently featured in an AskMen.com editorial entitled 10 Things We Want This Week. But it's not just wallets — they've got a line of fresh sneakers trimmed with wood, stylish ebony and bamboo wood sunglasses, walnut and bamboo wood headphones, snapback hats, backpacks trimmed with wood, & wood skins for apple iPhone, iPad, and Macbook.
In an industry where venturing off the standard trade routes in Los Angeles and New York is regarded as sailing off the edge of the world, Man has turned his upstart Miami based company SoleWood into a nationally recognized wood brand with edgy and affordable product design at the forefront of the company’s brand image. SoleWood is designed in Miami, USA in Man’s studio in South Beach, and utilizes Man’s global resources in manufacturing and industrial design to bring SoleWood products to market.
SoleWood Designer Profile:
SoleWood was founded by industrial designer Elie Man. Man, a South Florida native, began his career in 2004 after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Industrial Design. Man has worked at the highest levels of design as a footwear line-builder and brand manager, designing shoes for world renowned brands such as Armani, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Pajar, Freddy, True Religion Brand Jeans, and Ben Sherman. This summer, the SoleWood collection is launching with a creative lineup of products including footwear, eyewear, headphones, wallets, iPhone and iPad accessories, backpacks, and apparel.