About United Nude
"We ended up breaking the rules of shoes, not for the sake of breaking them, but simply by not knowing them.”
– Rem D. Koolhaas
As the brain-child of architecturally-trained designer Rem D. Koolhaas (nephew and namesake of architect Rem Koolhaas of OMA), UNITED NUDE is a design-oriented brand at the intersection of fashion and architecture. Since 2003, the company has embraced the tangible scale of a shoe (among other objects like watches, furniture, and cars) as a means of designing objects of pure geometry and simplicity through form. By taking an architectural approach to design, UNITED NUDE is renowned for its structural capabilities and boasts shoe designs of unprecedented height and form. This commitment has granted them opportunities for collaborations with like-minded fashion innovators such as Zaha Hadid, Iris Van Herpen and Issey Miyake. The brand is guided in equal parts by its insistence on innovation and modernity, and its ability to achieve design classics that transcend time.