This design is about creating something beautiful and interesting and it’s about experimenting, moving forward and learning.” – Rem D. Koolhaas, Creative Director at United Nude
United Nude has always been at the very forefront of using 3D printing technology to produce footwear that would otherwise be nearly impossible to produce. Teaming up with 3D systems, their latest offering is known as the ‘Corel’. Inspired by coral (surprisingly), the 3D printed wedge features sculptural holes through its side, a small 3D printed buckle and a textile ribbon to attach to the foot.
Really love the play between the largely 3D printed wedge and the fabric used to attach the shoe to the foot. Combining the rigid, sculpturesque wedge, with the tactile, soft ribbon to bring the shoe together (both functionally and aesthetically) really creates a beautiful dynamic.
“Designing 3D printed shoes is a lot of fun! The technology offers a lot of freedom in shape, while the process from concept to the final product is much quicker than with conventional shoes. We have been at the forefront of this technology in the shoe business and we are doing more every day with it.” – Rem D. Koolhaas, Creative Director at United Nude
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