Former United Nude Design Manager, Michal Kukucka has shared some of the process behind the many footwear (and other) projects he was involved with during his time at the brand.
One of them being the “Coral Shoe” –
“The design was inspired by the smooth, curved surfaces of coral reef.
Intention was here to test the 3D printing technique for strength and wearability. The challenge was design appropriate feet attachment.” – Michal
The shoes were printed with an FDM printer. The straps, which weave through the complex sole, were designed to comfortably tighten around the foot, combining a soft closer system with the harder, 3D body.
You can see some of the design and development process of the Coral shoe, below.
Design, 3D art – Michal Kukucka
Creative Direction, Design Lead – Rem D Koolhaas
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