In 1942 a very special pair of sandals were made in the Dahlman atelier. Originally designed as a slipper for indoor use. Danish designer and architect Poul Kühl had been on an inspirational trip to India after finishing his studies and came back with an idea for a pair of minimalistic cross strap sandals. After making a few prototypes, the iconic Dahlman sandal was born. The sandals were quickly embraced by many of the great Danish architects such as Arne Jacobsen, Børge Mogensen and many others.