3D Printing Eyewear and Digital Transformation
Eyewear retail 2.0 — how digital tools are transforming customer experience
In our 3DP&Me series, we talk to some of the world’s foremost designers to find out and explore the special relationship these individuals have with all things additive.
This episode moves into the world of eyewear retail. Here, we look at how an ecosystem of digital tools can make ‘find, try, fit, and buy’ an engaging multi-channel possibility to deliver a transformative customer experience and distinct business benefits. One which perfectly marries professional knowledge and technology.
Qualified optician, traditionally trained craftsman, and materials evangelist, Frédéric Beausoleil, shares his thoughts on this exciting topic.
Artistic Director, Maison Acuitis
Frederic Beausoleil began creating glasses in 1987. These glasses are still made with all the respect of this ancestral expertise. His creations are different thanks to the strength and the singularity of his stances. His mind: delicate and visionary, between tradition and inspiration. His glasses collections are aesthetic, vintage, and out of the ordinary. First comes the inspiration. Then revolutionary materials that match sophisticated and pure shapes. Then Frederic adds beautiful colors, to present you refined collections.
About your host
Head of Global Strategy Wearables at Materialise
Alireza Parandian leads the global business strategy for additive manufactured wearables at Materialise. After completing his PhD research in emerging technologies and strategy articulation at the Delft University of Technology, he co-founded a company called InnovationFab in 2012 where he gained extensive experience in facilitating the use of new technologies to create breakthrough product innovations and led multiple European-funded projects on Digital Fabrication. Since 2014, his multidisciplinary background has led him to further develop Materialise’s strong co-creation culture, resulting in long-standing collaborations and truly meaningful applications for additive manufacturing.