Hoet Design Studio’s Cabrio G, a collection of sunglasses for design lovers, comes from a unique inspiration: luxury cars. The prototype of Cabrio G was unveiled at the Brussels Expo 2016, in the company of the Rolls-Royce and McLaren cars that had inspired it. Now that the newest Cabrio collection has just hit stores, take a look at what happens when inspired design meets innovative manufacturing.
Earlier this year, Materialise and eyewear specialist Hoet Design Studio launched the 3D-printed Cabrio collection. Since then, Materialise and Hoet joined hands again for a collaboration with SEIKO for the SEIKO Xchanger collection of sports eyewear – which won the Silmo d’Or award last month. Having set the bar up high, Materialise and Hoet are back with all-new frames, featuring all-new innovations including the world’s first 3D-printed adjustable temple system, to expand the 3D-printed Cabrio collection. Bieke Hoet, owner of the Hoet Design Studio, had a chat with us about where all this is heading for the eyewear world. (To learn more about how this collection is 3D-printed in Materialise’s certified manufacturing services, check out our case study here.)