United Nude and 3D Systems teamed up for a new live 3D printing installation. The two companies combined for a major new exhibition, this time at the prestigious Level Shoe District: the largest shoe department in the largest shopping mall in the world ‘The Dubai Mall’.
The new United Nude Coral shoes were designed to be printed on the 3D Systems CubePro®: the all-new professional desktop 3D printer from 3D Systems. Inspired by sea corals, the shoe consists of a 3D printed wedge with sculptural holes through its side, a small 3D printed buckle and a textile ribbon to attach to the foot. The upper can be made with any kind of textile ribbon, in any color and in endless tying variations. This is in fact a shoe without an upper that allows the wearer to bring their own creative ideas to bear on the final product.
The Coral shoe was specially designed for Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience at Level Shoe District by Rem D Koolhaas, and his team at United Nude.
“Designing 3D printed shoes is a lot of fun! The technology offers a lot of freedom in shape, while the process from concept to the final product is much quicker than with conventional shoes. We have been at the forefront of this technology in the shoe business and we are doing more every day with it.” Rem D Koolhaas