Rem D Koolhaas is the Founder and Creative Director of designer brand United Nude. Not to be confused with his uncle, the world-renowned architect, Rem Koolhaas of OMA; Rem D. Koolhaas, is also trained as an architect and graduated with a Master’s degree from Technical University in Delft, 2001.
Heartbreak was the prompt for Rem's admittance into shoemaking history, and for giving birth to the company behind some of today's most forward-thinking and innovative architectural footwear designs and collaborations.
United Nude, established in 2003, together with Galahad Clark (a seventh Generation shoemaker), commenced with its inaugural 'Möbius' shoe. The brand is known for pushing the boundaries of footwear design and collaborations on limited edition releases with high profile creatives that include Iris van Herpen, Zaha Hadid, Ross Lovegrove, Ronald van der Kemp, Issey Miyake and Linda Farrow. Each of United Nudes’ designs is a reinterpretation of an architectural object or seen as an exploration of the possibilities offered by form, movement, colours and materials.
Not one, whose solutions, are to be limited by the boundaries of brand, or scale, Rem has recently started a new venture, The Other Future (TOF). An example of a 'TOF' type project is the Lo Res Car, which won a Wallpaper Magazine Design Award in 20.
‘Clear conception, innovation and design, at the intersection of fashion and architecture’. The broken-hearted love story of Rem D Koolhaas, nephew and namesake of architect Rem Koolhaas of OMA will go down in shoemaking history for giving birth to the company behind some of today’s most forward-thinking footwear designs.
Established in 2003, together with Galahad Clark (a seventh-generation shoemaker), each pair of UNITED NUDE shoes is a reinterpretation of an architectural object or represents an exploration of the possibilities offered by movement, colors and materials.
Commencing with its inaugural ‘Möbius’ shoe, the brand is guided in equal parts by pushing the boundaries of footwear design, and collaborating on limited edition releases with high profile creatives from Iris Van Herpen to Zaha Hadid and ISSEY MIYAKE.