Monday, September 3, 2007

Design = Elegance and Innovation

I have never seen shoes like the ones developed by United Nude, but they are the most innovative shoes I have ever seen. United Nude is all about elegant design and innovative fashion. They launched their first shoe in 2003, and are about to launch their line of bags, scarves and other accessories (yay!). Their website exemplifies their innovative spirit and gives details on where the design inspirations for their shoes come from. If you love modern design – then you might just become a United Nude lover.

My favorites:

Mobius in Mirror & Grey

Mobius in Burgundy
The Mobius silhouette: the very first product launch for United Nude. A single strip is used to form the heel, sole,footbed and upper strap. This design was inspired by the iconic Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair (below):

Barcelona Chair & Ottoman in black
Barcelona chair in white
German architect and pioneering master of modern architect, Mies van der Rohe used leather straps to suspend leather-covered cushions from a chrome plated steel frame. It is the most elegant piece of modern furniture, being described as architecture you can sit on.
Eamz sandal in black

Eamz Pump in white
The Eamz silhouette: inspired by another iconic modern chair, the Eames Lounge Chair that was designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company.
Eames Chair & Ottoman: famous for its elegant proportions and creative use of materials
Ok, not every style is inspired by a modern chair! They have many other inspirations, and just some great concepts. Here are some very sexy silhouettes:
The Peel in hot pink: a fluid motion of one line that appears as the heel and ends as the upper strap for an adjustable fit.

Porn toe in turquoise: a floating footbed through a loop that functions as both a heel and upper strap. Very cool. A different view below:

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