Spanish performance-artist Alicia Framis initiated the ‘Moon Life’ project which is about space travel and the speculation of future living in space. She invited a select group of artists, architects and designers to create futuristic, radical and even political but humane concepts for the lunar environment. United Nude was invited to design a shoe. Other than the shoe being suitable for outer space, the brief was left open.
The base of the shoe is built from flat carbon fiber pieces, molded foot-bed pieces and 3-dimensional sole pieces that simply slot into each other. These parts are all adjoined by a thin wire span on the sides. The upper of the shoe is a lace with 2 leather pieces. The assembly takes no longer than 10 minutes for each shoe.
United Nude is developing a final version of this product that will be available for purchase in very limited numbers at www.moon-life.org, as well as at selected museum gift-shops around the world and at the brand’s website www.unitednude.com