The team behind Tyrol-based natural eyewear brand Rolf Spectacles have developed a new textured surface structure for their 3D-printed plant-based glasses
Rolf Spectacles moves forward with more innovation and design “firsts” in 3D-printed sustainable glasses: Their latest addition to 3D-printed plant-based frames is a new surface structure called ‘Substance Honey’ that replicates a honeycomb pattern on the surface of the designs. The natural beauty of the pattern was selected to “pay homage to the bees” and acts as a reminder of the values behind the ‘Substance’ bean-based collection, winner of multiple awards for its innovation in the design of ecological and sustainable products.Above: Bernhard and Roland Wolf at Silmo 2022 in Paris, on the presentation of the new eyewear collections and ‘Substance’ honey collection – Photography by Amanda Sellem exclusively for EYestylist.com
The new surface adds an understated aesthetic look to the frame that is minimal, refined, and completely different from other 3D printed frame designs. The collection also features smooth 3D-printed frames and styles with an “shattered earth” (such as the Rigi model from the Substance Mount – collection (https://www.rolf-spectacles.com/optical/substance-mount/rigi/).
The collection colors for the new season range from natural stone, rock and nature-inspired shades of grey, grey-blue, mocha, and green, as well as some brighter colors including a shimmering sapphire blue.All Substance frames are made from beans that originate from fast-growing castor bean trees.The frame articulates, called ‘ The Flexlock hinge system is 3D printed at the same time and in the same place as the frames, further reducing the impact on the planet Learn more about Rolf Spectacles sustainable eyewear atwww.rolf-spectacles.com
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