philippe starck designs bio-based forged carbon eyewear with luxottica

philippe starck designs bio-based forged carbon eyewear with luxottica

forged carbon starck biotech paris by luxottica

 

with forged carbon, the new starck biotech paris collection, two giants of the design industry – philippe starck and luxottica – unite before our very eyes. the exclusive eyewear is attuned to the human body in its ergonomics, mechanical inspiration as well as choice of natural materials.

philippe starck designs bio-based forged carbon eyewear with luxottica
all images courtesy of luxottica

 

 

technology is one of the greatest symptoms of human intelligence. even when we use the highest technologies, we are still working as craftsmen. this is my definition of honesty,’ states philippe starck, who created the eyewear in collaboration with luxottica. forged carbon, the new starck biotech paris collection, uses technology in a unique way.

philippe starck designs bio-based forged carbon eyewear with luxottica

 

 

embodying elegance and intelligence, the design focuses on using less materials and minimizing waste using science and high technology. the result is a minimal yet modern aesthetic.

philippe starck designs bio-based forged carbon eyewear with luxottica

 

 

it is made of fiber models and bio-acetate frames, which is a lightweight yet highly resistant material borrowed from the automotive, sport and aeronautics industries. the bio-based acetate is produced from 67% renewable resources to mimimize environmental impact.

philippe starck designs bio-based forged carbon eyewear with luxottica

 

 

360° temple movement

 

inspired by the human shoulder, the glasses use the innovative, patented BIOLINK ® technology that offers 360° multidirectional freedom of moment. this mechanism ensures maximum comfort and flexibility to fit the user.

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inspired by the human shoulder, temples mobilize 360° multidirectional freedom to deliver a comfy fit

philippe starck designs bio-based forged carbon eyewear with luxottica
see the bio-based eyewear collection designed by philippe starck for luxottica

 

 

product info:

 

brand: luxottica

model: forged carbon

collection: starck biotech paris

designer: philippe starck

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