Why we love designer Marcel Wanders’ Eyewear Collection for Safilo

SEP 6, 2016 | By Nupur Ashok Sarvaiya
With customers that range from Flos to Cappellini, from Louis Vuitton to Baccarat, from Christofle to M.A.C, crossing boundaries of design and transcending mediums has been an innate attribute of design maverick Marcel Wanders. This is why it was no surprise that Marcel didn’t fail to impress even the sartorial cliques at Salone del Mobile 2016 in Milan with the exclusive eyewear collection he designed for Safilo.
The historical leader in the optical frames ostensibly embraced the talent of Marcel to launch this collection that combines meticulously detailed high-tech production, technological innovation and an elegant and humanistic design aesthetic. This smart eyewear is designed for men and women both and comprises a choice of three sunglasses and six versions of optical glasses in different colour schemes.
The exceptionally comfortable and lightweight metal frames are available in a variation of shades including royal blue, clover green, merlot red, midnight black and amethyst purple. These tones wonderfully contrast with the patterned engraved metal (in golden, champagne, gun or chrome) on the inside of the frame.
Intricate and beautiful artwork organically spreads throughout the inside of the frame. For women’s eyewear Marcel Wanders has developed special floral and feminine engravings, while the unisex models have a more geometric and cosmopolitan design. “I want to make you wonder and bring a little excitement to your day,” says Marcel Wanders.
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