Technical Triumphs: Materials & Innovation

Advanced technology enables eyewear creators to experiment with unusual materials and seemingly unlimited possibilities that combine nature and high tech. Titanium unites with aluminium. Gold and beta titanium is literally welded into frame temples with a natural bamboo frame front. And titanium overlaid with Indian water buffalo horn is unique on the eyewear landscape. Rim-in-rim designs—such as acetate with an inner layer of metal for example—gives a three-dimensional look to frames. The amalgamation of high tech with classic eyewear materials is in perfect balance.