Inspiring 3D Printed Footwear from United Nude

United Nude continues to push 3D innovation with their latest collection of 3D printed footwear. Founder Rem D Koolhaas enlisted the help of architects Zaha Hadid, Ben van Berkel and Fernando Romero, and designers Ross Lovegrove and Michael Young, to push aesthetic boundaries and create some incredibly inspiring women’s footwear, all being entirely 3D printed.

“We want to push the technology but I also wanted to push the silhouettes,” Koolhaas told Dezeen. “I also wanted to create conversational pieces and shoes that are not necessarily for everyday wearing but really are beautiful pieces and conversational pieces, almost like art.” – Dezeen

United Nude is doing a beautiful job of showcasing the creative freedom that 3D printing is allowing us. Forms that were previously either straight-up impossible or incredibly complex and time consuming to create are now simply a few hours (and a lot of fiddling) away.

For the full story and break down of each design, head here. If you’re just interested in a quick shot of inspo though, just scroll down to see what each of the 5 architects/designers came up with.

 

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Mr. Bailey

Product Designer + Footwear Architect | Founder of @ConceptKicks | www.MrBailey.co.uk

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