Common Projects is an American - Italian brand that is inspired by utilitarian design and simple luxury. The label was founded in New York back in 2004 by designers Flavio Girolami and Prathan Poopat. They draw inspiration for their products from the fundamental architecture of everyday objects. Footwear from Common Projects is clean, simple and minimalist. Mixing casual street style with a high-end finish. The label began life by producing sneakers, their signature product being the Classic White Achilles 1528.