Saturday, May 14, 2011

United Nude

Rem D Koolhaas launched  United Nude shoe brand in 2003 as a new synthesis of design and fashion. Spanish performance artist Alicia Framis invited them to create a "shoe suitable for outer space" for her “ Moon Life” project, a multidisciplinary speculation about intergalactic travel and living in space. United Nude formulated their own criteria for their Moon Life Shoe: to create something as light and compact as possible while remaining fashionable. They came up with a flat pack platform heel. The shoe consists of slotted carbon fibre members that join the molded insole and outsole pieces. The shoe takes no more than 10 minutes to assemble and some of the shoe parts arts can be interchanged for customizing.

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