MYKITA / Damir Doma: MADELEINE Sunglasses by Mykita Gmbh

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
MYKITA / Damir Doma: MADELEINE

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Sunglasses

INSPIRATION:
The intention was to create an illusion and generate another dimension out of flat stainless steel. All within the possibilities of modern handcraft. Inspiration came from the pince-nez from the early 20th Century, the circular lenses appear to float before the frame-front. The trompe l’oeil aesthetic is accentuated by the visual reference to clip-on sunglasses from the 1980s.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
At first glance, the perfectly round MADELEINE appears to consist of two frames, but a closer look reveals the trompe l’oeil construction as an example of particularly sophisticated handcraft. Made of one piece the frame is essentially folded in half and brought into shape in a series of meticulous steps. The result is a distinctive aesthetic in which two delicate circular lenses hover in front of more solid round rims. Contrasting colours accentuate the layered concept.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
At first glance, the perfectly round MADELEINE appears to consist of two frames, but a closer look reveals the trompe l’oeil construction as an example of particularly sophisticated handcraft. Made of one piece the frame is essentially folded in half and brought into shape in a series of meticulous steps. The result is a distinctive aesthetic in which two delicate circular lenses hover in front of more solid round rims. Contrasting colours accentuate the layered concept. A touch eccentric, very elegant and thoroughly modern. It explores new ways of how to protect yourself from the dangerous UV light and gives you a possibility to express your eccentric inner self.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
MADELEINE was first exhibited at SILMO 2015 (25.-28. Sep).

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The aim was to create an illusion and bring another dimension into the flat stainless steel. This was achieved by transforming the flat stainless steel from bi-dimensional to tri-dimensional at its best. In actual fact the frame-front, as per MYKITA’s design principle, is made from one flat piece, which is folded in half in multiple steps by hand, gradually brought into shape and secured inside the outer frame with the help of two flaps. The construction is a tribute to modern handcraft.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimensions of MADELEINE: Width 144 mm x Depth 140 mm x Height 55 mm.

TAGS:
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RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Modern handcraft, historical shapes and an illusory construction all come together in this model.

CHALLENGE:
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ADDED DATE:
2016-02-26 14:25:49

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Mykita Gmbh, 2015.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
MYKITA

PROFILE:
MYKITA is a modern manufactory that combines precision craftsmanship with new technologies. A constant search for innovation, the visionary use of materials and a wealth of experience in eyewear design are the defining elements behind MYKITA’s collections. A key factor in the company’s success is its holistic business philosophy, which brings together expertise from all disciplines under a single roof, the MYKITA HAUS located in Berlin. It thrives on the power of a self-contained network that enables interdisciplinary research and the transfer of technologies. This all-encompassing mentality is also reflected in the MYKITA Shops; the unique retail concept unites the firm’s own design principles with optical precision made in Germany. MYKITA’s eyewear collections are available at the firm’s own shops in Berlin, Cartagena, Monterrey, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Vienna, Zermatt and Zurich as well as at selected opticians and fashion outlets in over 80 countries.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Mykita/Damir Doma: Madeleine Sunglasses by Mykita Gmbh is a Nominee in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Mykita/Damir Doma: Madeleine Sunglasses by Mykita Gmbh is Winner in Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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