Formed by architect Rem D Koolhaas and shoe designer Galahad Clark in 2003, United Nude are the proof in the pudding that great designers, and indeed great design can transcend disciplines. With inspirations coming from anything from Stealth F-117 fighters to the furniture design classic; the Charles and Ray Eames chair, the brand has a distinct architectural voice, that lends itself perfectly to footwear.
Now what I would be really interested to see, is a flip on perspective here – how well would shoe design translate into building design. Maybe the old nursey rhyme “There was an old woman who lived in a shoe” might not sound so silly after all...
United Nude have just opened a flagship store in Amsterdam, located in in the prestigious city center address of Spuistraat 125.