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How 'The Boot Kidz' concept was created

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This page describes the history of 'The Boot Kidz' by Karen Henry.

See below for more details.

Origin of Boot Kidz design

The Boot Kidz design originated from Karen Henry, a furniture designer based in London. After many hours of designing and debating the styles, models, and shapes of the metal it was decided to create a unique product with simple contours.

"People are naturally drawn to lines, colours, and edges. I am only bringing these ideas to reality." - Karen Henry, August London 2006

These perceptual needs were the core essence in the design of the Boot Kidz. Simple, yet complex at the same time.


The design process is difficult. Bending steel and experimenting with hundreds of different concrete formulae and studying the electro-painting technique. Concrete has texture - discovering the correct feel was an important aspect to the design. The wavy bends in the steel, the colours sprayed onto the metal frame - everything thought about in depth.

Why Wellington Boots?

Wellington Boots are funky and fashionable.

Why a coat stand?

A coat stand has human attributes. Enhancing these attributes with fashion and creating something useful inspired me to create the Boot Kidz.


A talented artist, Karen Henry, has produced a unique product - fundamentally a coat stand - from a distance a study of visual perception, colour, form, and feel. The Boot Kidz were put on public display as part of the London Design Festival 2006, in partnership with Gap Kids Regent Street London.


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Original design

Boot Kidz original Design
Boot Kidz original design drawings

3d Models

3d models of Boot Kidz clothes stands
3d Models were made

Rendering concept for window display

Gap 3d rendering window design
Gap Images 3D rendering conceptual work

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Building prototypes

cement boots
Cement boot prototypes

Manufacturing coat stands

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Final Window Display

Final product Gap Kids window design
Final product - Gap Kids main window design showing Boot Kidz
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