RE-INVENTING SHOES by United Nude – Pushing the boundaries of shoe design with the latest materials and most advanced 3D printing technology.
United Nude and 3D Systems Corporation have teamed up once again to take you on a journey where fashion, design and technology merge into five of the most fascinating 3D printed creations ever seen.
A select group of the worlds leading architects and designers are invited to explore and challenge 3D printing technology by designing 3D printed high heels that are to debut at Salone Del Mobile 2015.
Since the launch of United Nude in 2003 with the Möbius shoe, United Nude have become experts in technologically advanced ladies footwear; pushing the boundaries and the continuous re-inventing of shoe making. Some of the great examples for these innovations have come from our collaborations with great creative minds from other industries such as Iris Van Herpen (fashion designer) and ZahaHadid (architect).
The goal for the Re-Inventing Shoes project is to explore and push the boundaries of the 3D printing technology for creating shoes with the largest amount of sculptural freedom.
The production method used is the highest quality of 3D printing (Selective Laser Sintering) in a hard Nylon and all new soft Rubber material. United Nude has figured out a way to combine harder and softer 3D printed parts for creating fully functioning shoes.
Designers: Ben van Berkel – Zaha Hadid – Ross Lovegrove – Fernando Romero – Michael Young