The story behind this Lo Res Chair by United Nude is quite interesting:

United Nude is a brand founded by Dutch architect and designer Rem D. Koolhaas (not the Rem Koolhaas of OMA who is Rem D.’s uncle) and British 7th generation of famous shoe makers Galahad Clark. (I’ve walked on several of their Desert Boots).

The first shoe of United Nude is the Möbius shoe which was inspired by a chair, the Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Now United Nude has teamed up with Rapidform and formed Lo Res Project. They had used Rapidform already to design several shoes and took this one step further. They scanned an existing design, in this case the Panton Chair and morphed it into something else.

So the circle is round: The designer who initially was inspired by a chair to design a shoe was now inspired by the design process of his shoes to create a chair.

Lo Res Chair by United Nude

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