Structural Shoes - Design Bureau

United Nude

United Nude

United Nude

United Nude

United Nude

United Nude

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Structural Shoes

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

“The smallest architectural scale-level is that of the part of a human body. A shoe is the only architectural object at that level because it houses the foot and structurally carries a human being,” says Rem D. Koolhaas, nephew of famed starchitect Rem Koolhaas and co-founder of  the sharply crafted footwear line United Nude.

The Dutch designer’s Möbius shoe, the style that established United Nude in 2003, shrinks the architectural Möbius strip found in Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair to the scale of the shoe platform. It features either a 2.5” or 3.5” heel height and is available in a wide variety of neon patents and neutral leathers, and also comes in a boot variety for cold winter months.

But it’s the Lo Res design Koolhaas favors at the moment. “This answer differs from day to day or hour to hour. Its like asking a parent which of your children is your favorite. Nevertheless, at this specific moment in time, my favorite shoe is the United Nude Lo Res because of the design technique we developed to achieve the shoe.” The Lo Res shoe is part of an automated design revolution: an object is digitally scanned into a 3D computer model and regenerated into various resolutions.

 

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