ABOUT UNITED NUDE
This story begins with a broken heart. Rem’s attempt to get the girl back was made by downsizing architecture to its smallest and most vulnerable scale, that of a woman’s foot. While most romantic notions are often foolish, what was hatched trough the inspiration of romance was the ‘Möbius’ shoe. The girl was gone, but he knew the shoe had to become real.
Now add Galahad to our story. The seventh generation of the Clark’s shoe making dynasty. When Rem and Galahad first met, Galahad saw the Möbius shoe design and he was instantly convinced that a new brand had to be formed.
Joined together, Rem and Galahad created United Nude. The name derived from the fact that products evolve from international teams in an open way with direct recognition. United Nude launched in 2003 with the ‘Möbius’ shoe. Since then, United Nude has established itself as an iconic brand at the intersection between design and fashion.
United Nude products are about clear concepts, elegance and innovation.
REM D KOOLHAAS
CREATIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER - is a dutch architect trained at the Technical University of Delft in Holland.
In 2000 he produced and edited a documentary film entitled “Moving Manhattan” with an accompanying book entitled “Shadow Book” with Neville Mars. In 2003 he was nominated with his Möbius shoe for the Rotterdam Design Award.
FOUNDER - is a seventh generation shoemaker from Somerset, England.
He learned the family trade working summers on production lines for Clark’s shoes in Northampton and Italy. As a Morehead Scholar he studied Chinese and Anthropology at the University of North Carolina. He founded ‘Students 4 Students International’ a humanitarian organization project to benefit students in Africa. In 2002 he took over the Terra Plana shoe brand which he has run ever since.