Italian eyewear powerhouse Safilo is the force behind globally renowned names in eyewear, with a portfolio encompassing Dior, Fendi, Elie Saab and more. In partnership with Materialise, Safilo’s avant-garde OXYDO FW 2017 collection uses 3D Printing to create an all-new interpretation of the Italian fashion aesthetic.
Leuven, Belgium. April 28 2016, Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), is proud to be launching a new premium consumer-grade finishing degree that delivers a superior finish and performance ideal for wearables. Available in fifteen contemporary colors the new finish is designed to deliver the ideal aesthetic, tactile feel and quality assurance that wearable products require. The finish has a silk-like surface smoothness with in-depth color permeation, and offers the necessary performance characteristics – durable, skin-contact safe, perspiration-proof, UV-resistant - that a wearable product requires.
Italian eyewear powerhouse Safilo is the force behind globally renowned names in eyewear, with a portfolio encompassing Dior, Fendi, Elie Saab and more. This year, Safilo partnered with us to bring 3D Printing to the avant-garde OXYDO SS 2017 collection, creating an all-new interpretation of the Italian fashion aesthetic.
Far from its days as a niche technology, 3D Printing now accounts for more than 90% of the world’s in-ear hearing aids: and that’s just one example of how 3D Printing is making waves in the manufacturing sector across diverse industries. At Materialise, we’ve announced five major eyewear manufacturing projects in the past year alone, in addition to several 3D-printed fashion collaborations and other consumer products.
Changing your appearance with your mood is a topic that's no longer reserved for New Age followers or sci-fi fans. By embedding Intel’s super versatile, small-in-size-but-large-in-processing-capacity microcontroller called “Intel Edison”, Anouk Wipprecht created "Synapse", a smart dress based on biosensors that takes user experience to the next level, as it acts on the wearer’s behalf!
What does 3D Printing mean for an eyewear brand? Everything. The potential to express your brand through unique design statements. The ability to manufacture on demand. And the power to offer your customers exactly what they need. Browse through the looks we’ve helped eyewear brands to create.
Dozens of brands have partnered with Materialise since 2013 to bring 3D-printed eyewear collections to the market. From designer ateliers to mainstream consumer brands, read their 3D printing discovery story and learn from their insights.
The new eyewear collection by fmhofmann is the first in the industry to combine a Titanium 3D-printed hinge with 3D-printed PA frames, a unique combination not seen before. To scale this new summit of all-printed eyewear, Berlin-based designer Fabián Hofmann collaborated with 3D printing experts Materialise.
Fashion can be provocative, inspiring, political and revolutionary – but it is never boring. We experienced this first-hand when we attended the fashion show of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp last week. Antwerp has long been the fashion capital of Belgium, and young designers from all over the world study at the renowned Fashion Department of the university; at the end of the year they get to present everything they’ve learnt on a real catwalk, with the Master’s students presenting an entire collection.
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.
Just keeping afloat or actually staying ahead of the curve? In uncertain times such as these, speeding up production and logistics are a must, as is identifying new opportunities. Discover how 3D printing is powering sustainable supply chains and new business models.
“Innovation is my mission statement,” says Bieke Hoet, owner of the Hoet Design Studio. And you can see it in her latest collection of 3D-printed eyewear frames: Hoet Cabrio SX, launched at Silmo 2016. Designed in collaboration with the Belgian indie pop duo SX, this striking new collection features a radically new approach to eyewear design. Out with pinched angles and unflattering edges, in with organic design and fluid lines. Meet Cabrio SX, the newest work of art in the long-running partnership between Hoet Design Studio and Materialise.