We first encountered Dávid Ring when he approached our consumer 3D printing service, i.materialise, for help with his end-of-year project. We are always on the lookout for inspiring young designers, and we thought Dávid showed great potential! The project developed into a co-creation between Dávid, and our concept designer Nils Faber, who worked together to design five ingenious 3D-printed sunglasses. Dávid used his fashion knowhow to provide us with an initial design, as well as paper cut-outs, sketches and fabric samples detailing the exact colors he needed. Then we translated the design into 3D, and printed it out using two different techniques: for the lenses we used Stereolithography, and the frames were Laser Sintered.
The sunglasses are fully 3D-printed, produced as a total concept and foregoing the need for hinges or assembly. Each pair came in a different monochrome color finish, providing the perfect finishing touch for Dávid’s stunning designs.