To improve wearer comfort and hygiene, especially in the hot months, the Institute of Industrial Design (IWP) promoted new shoe design techniques. Brogues, sandals and flip-flops, made using lightweight fabrics and thin leather, were to replace the customary all-year non-breathable pigskin pumps. The catalogue in which Chrząszczowa’s photographs were featured opens with an introductory text explaining the basics of shoe design.
Seeking out and photographing cast-iron doorknobs was Chrząszczowa’s pastime. Made during her many trips, the photographs form a collection of miniature handicraft objects shaped to resemble animals, plants, spirals and so on. The pictures were taken over many years, with a selflessness characteristic for collectors of everyday objects.