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Andy Wolf


Austrian handcraft is taking over the design market Hand work made in Styria is increasingly demanded on the international market for glasses.

In 2006 Andy Wolf started with its first collection of timeless modern glasses, which not only fulfils highest aesthetical criteria but also provides ultimate functionality. Within the last year sales more than doubled while Andy Wolf is not targeting mass production but handmade luxury articles. “In contrast to numerous companies, who produce their glasses in low-wage countries in the Asia-Pacific-region, our products are entirely made in Austria”, comments Katharina Plattner, designer and managing partner of Andy Wolf. Beside stars like Hugh Grant and Eric Clapton, this philosophy convinces customers all over the globe. In that sense the Styrian designer and manufacturer of glasses emerged to an exclusive high-end brand. The label is present on all main international trade fairs ranging from Milan, Paris to Las Vegas.


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Mykita Malaysia
  

MYKITA’s in-house workshop in Berlin has been supplying hand-assembled eyewear for the high-end segment since 2003. The creative core behind the brand are its four founders Moritz Krueger, Philipp Haffmans, Daniel Haffmans and Harald Gottschling.

A clear design signature coupled with excellent product quality and a huge potential for innovation have helped make MYKITA a major name on the international eyewear market. MYKITA’s patented hinge concepts have given the brand a unique identity. The frame designs are avant-garde, individual and unmistakable thanks to their clear handwriting. A key factor in the company’s success is its integrated business philosophy.It is lived and fostered in all areas. All steps are united under a single roof at the MYKITA HQ in the heart of Berlin. The dedicated workshop combines cutting-edge materials with high-tech component production and traditional hand assembly. The name MYKITA is derived from “Kita” (a common abbreviation for Kindertagesstätte) and is a reference to the firm’s first premises in a former day nursery.

                     

MYKITA’s in-house workshop in Berlin has been supplying hand-assembled eyewear for the high-end segment since 2003. The creative core behind the brand are its four founders Moritz Krueger, Philipp Haffmans, Daniel Haffmans and Harald Gottschling.A clear design signature coupled with excellent product quality and a huge potential for innovation have helped make MYKITA a major name on the international eyewear market. MYKITA’s patented hinge concepts have given the brand a unique identity. The frame designs are avant-garde, individual and unmistakable thanks to their clear handwriting. A key factor in the company’s success is its integrated business philosophy.It is lived and fostered in all areas. All steps are united under a single roof at the MYKITA HQ in the heart of Berlin. The dedicated workshop combines cutting-edge materials with high-tech component production and traditional hand assembly. The name MYKITA is derived from “Kita” (a common abbreviation for Kindertagesstätte) and is a reference to the firm’s first premises in a former day nursery.

MYKITA SUNGLASSES COLLECTIONS.

Mykita -Ben                                  Mykita- Douglas                     Mykita -Larry

Mykita -Brad                                 Mykita -Elle                             Mykita -Pierce

Mykita- Bruce                               Mykita- Elliot                          Mykita -Rolf

Mykita - Cassius                           Mykita- Ethan                         Mykita- Rufus

Mykita- Cliford                             Mykita - Fanny                       Mykita -Terrence

Mykia- Cooper                              Mykita- Fenja                           Mykita-Tiago

MYKITA made its debut on the eyewear market with COLLECTION NO1. This metal frame collection boasts not only innovative and functional design, but also MYKITA’s patented hinge that removes the need for awkward screws and soldering.The individual frame elements are cut out of thin stainless sheet steel before being manually shaped in a series of separate steps.

COLLECTION NO2 is a collection made from voluminous acetate with a newly developed and patented hinge concept based on the innovative Metal Injection Moulding process. The sophisticated look resulting from this new technique comprises the signature identity of MYKITA: a symbiosis of perfected form and functionality.
After years of experience in pioneering product design, technical innovation and research MYKITA introduced MYLON in 2010. This material is a polyamide for which a patented surface treatment was developed, and that can be moulded into any shape desired.A technique known as Selective Laser Sintering enables the realisation of three-dimensional structures without the form-related limitations of conventional injection moulding tools. MYLON boasts unlimited design options, its remarkable lightness translating into unmatched wearability – however large the frame. In addition, the material’s thermal adaptability means the frames are fully adjustable.




Collaborative ventures with avant-garde designers such as Bernhard Willhelm or Alexandre Herchcovitch have seen MYKITA appearing on international catwalks and become an established feature of the fashion world.

The progressive use of contrasting materials, the aesthetics of an openly displayed construction and the melange of cool and warm colour tones are the defining elements of DD01, the first liaison between MYKITA and DAMIR DOMA.

What began with an in-depth study of forms, colours and surfaces, over the course of the collaboration ultimately developed into a circular silhouette in stainless steel and horn. The combination of cool stainless steel and warm natural horn creates both visual and haptic contrast reminiscent of the characteristic mixture of coarse, stiff fabric and soft flowing textures in DAMIR DOMA’s collections.

The result is a futuristic look that elevates the recurring round motif in Doma’s work to another level. 'This particular shape perfectly rounds up the DAMIR DOMA look. From the very beginning, our aim was to translate the traditional shape into something modern and create an iconic object,' says Damir Doma. At the same time, DD01 is a historic reference to the round glasses worn by the intellectual avant-garde throughout time.

The beauty of DD01 lies not in hiding its construction but in revealing it. Typical of MYKITA frames, all of the components are cut out of high-quality stainless steel, coated in gold, platinum or graphite, developed from flat metal sheets and only transformed into a Threedimensional object by bending and folding. The horn rings, visible at the front and at The back,are encompassed by the frame and openly reveal the structure of the glasses - a reminiscent of the layerings in Damir Doma’s fashion designs.

“The openly revealed construction of the glasses reflects MYKITA’s fundamental design approach: the technical solution must at the same time be an aesthetic one. We combine
traditional manufacturing by hand with modern technology, resulting in a contemporary luxury product, made from the finest, natural materials," says Moritz Krueger, CEO and Creative Director of MYKITA.

In a complex process, the rings are produced from eight different millimetre-thin horn plates combined with each other to create the individual blend of tones. The natural horn is available
in the colours grey-white or grey-anthracite with corresponding grey, brown or black lenses,or as a correction frame. All lenses are from the traditional lens manufacturer ZEISS.

The material, which has been used for making glasses for centuries because of its exceptional skin-friendly characteristics, comes from Indian water buffalo and is supplied by Germany’s most renowned producer of horn products. The horn rings, which sit directly on the nose, guarantee perfect comfort for the wearer.

The packaging of the glasses is a beautiful collage of natural materials: DD01 comes in a highquality leather case, with a special strap system so the glasses can be worn as an accessory attached to the belt and are incorporated into the look.

DD01 can be purchased in Malaya Optical in Damansara Uptown in Petaling Jaya.

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