Hoet Design Studio
As a pioneer in eyewear design, Hoet Design Studio is constantly challenged to design solutions that create a better equilibrium between aesthetics, functionality, technology, and economics. For their Cabrio collection, they ran into design constraints that conventional technologies weren’t able to solve. That was when designer Bieke Hoet turned to Materialise to explore the possibilities of using 3D printing to overcome these limitations.
“Innovation is my mission statement. My challenge is to match it with the core value of this collection, which aims to be streamlined like a car, drawn with the precision of eyeliner. This collection differentiates itself with the use of new materials and techniques, which creates endless freedom for design and style. ”
— Bieke Hoet, Hoet Design Studio