Ainsley-t Dildoshoes are currently part of a special exhibition called Erotik der Dinge (The Eroticism of Things) at Berlin’s Museum der Dinge in the Kreuzberg district.
Dildoshoes should not be confused with the same brand’s famous Plug Pumps with their distinctive butt-plug heels — although that style is used as the basis of the models on display.
CLOSE-UP of the, ahem, mounting system
Design of the Ainsley-t Dildoshoes uses a 3D-printed attachment in SLS nylon which mounts a silicone toy on the heel of the shoe.
Our pictures show BS Atelier’s Alex dildo and Bing butt-plug, both in the enjoyably steampunk colours of iron grey and antiqued brass, mounted on Plug Pumps.
The Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge (Werkbund Archive – Museum of Things) chronicles the product culture of the 20th and 21st centuries, a culture it notes is ‘marked by mass production and industrial manufacturing’.
At the core of the institution is the archive of the Deutsche Werkbund (DWB).
Founded in 1907, this group of German artists, designers, and manufacturers was one of the leading organisations pushing for a cultural utopia achieved through design and way-of-life reforms at the beginning of the 20th century.
Located at Orienstrasse 25, 10999 Berlin — just a block from the scene of many years of ‘goodbye’ dinners enjoyed by The Fetishistas and friends — the museum is open Thursdays through Mondays from noon to 7pm.
Admission is €6, reduced to €4 for groups of 10 or more, with concessions or free admission for various categories.
After Berlin, the Ainsley-t Dildoshoes will be travelling to the USA, when the exhibition — full title The Eroticism of Things: Collections on the History of Sexuality — relocates to the World Erotic Art Museum in Miami.
BELOW: Ansley-t Dildoshoe with mounted BS Atelier Bing dildo finished in iron grey and antique brass
Published May 8, 2018