Mykita Mylon, Basky
All MYLON models boast extreme stability, low weight and outstanding durability. The key is a patented polyamide-based material that can be individually adjusted to the wearer. The evolution of the MYLON frames began with a new production process that promised to revolutionize the history of design when launched in the late 1990s; Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) enables the creation of three dimensional objects as desired.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The MYKITA MYLON collection is made of a lightweight polyamide material featuring outstanding individual adjustability. This special material is created layer by layer thanks to the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technique. By reinterpreting the traditional round and
oval-round panto spectacle shape that was fashionable in the 1930s, the BASKY model adds a new face to this spectacle collection which was originally designed for use in sports.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The first MYKITA MYLON collection marks the foundation of a new product segment in the eyewear sector: Luxury Sports Fashion. State-of-the-art design coupled with a material that boasts individual adjustability, low weight and extreme durability make these spectacles both an outstanding sporting companion and a perfect everyday accessory. Proper sports eyewear can help improve your game, protect your eyes from injury, and help you look cool while you play. MYKITA MYLON is the optimal eyewear for any sport or recreational activity for peak performance, comfort, and reliability.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
5 years, Berlin, Germany
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The evolution of the MYLON frames began with a new production process that promised to revolutionise the history of design when launched in
the late 1990s; Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) enables the creation of three-dimensional objects as desired. Layer by layer a polyamide powder is turned via laser into objects that are fed in beforehand in data form.Today SLS is primarily used to make prototypes, with only few sintered products having become everyday commercial items. In 2007 MYKITA began experimenting with the polyamide material, aiming to pioneer it in the production of spectacles. After years of research MYKITA developed a complex process that creates a sophisticated finish in six steps and gives the frames a unique visual and tactile appeal.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
width front: 13 cm
length temple: 13,5cm
weight: 21 gramm
extremely stable, durable, very light, thermally adaptable, fully adjustable
The BASKY frame is characterised by a minimal rim thickness. The design of the glasses partly stays true to the sporty character of the first MYKITA MYLON collection, but at the same time the model is created to link classic and modern design. BASKY interprets the traditional round and oval-round panto
shape for the present, making a cutting-edge, contemporary frame out of
their historical predecessors from the thirties in combination with the
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Moritz Krüger, Daniel Haffmans, Philipp Haffmans
MYKITA , 2013.