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Safilo and Materialise Bring 3D Printed OXYDO Eyewear Collection to Market

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The forward-looking made in Italy brand OXYDO goes eclectic, with the disruptive designs of the new OXYDO SS 2017 Collection. This launch marks the first offering from the partnership between Materialise NV, leader in Additive Manufacturing solutions and software, and Safilo Group, the Italian powerhouse behind numerous iconic eyewear brands worldwide. The new OXYDO Capsule Collection is an expression of intent, demonstrating not only what Additive Manufacturing is capable of today but where it could lead the eyewear industry tomorrow.

The ability of 3D Printing to produce complex and organic geometries and remarkably lightweight designs has been well-leveraged by the eyewear industry, to create frames that use less material and increase the wearer’s comfort. OXYDO takes the lightweight characteristic beyond functionality and uses it to mold the vision of tomorrow, resulting in frames that derive from the deep connection with the world of art taking OXYDO eyewear into the realm of wearable sculptures.

New York-based artist Francis Bitonti, who collaborated with OXYDO for design, says, “We focused on leveraging the capabilities of 3D Printing to produce very fine ornamentation while keeping a very minimal silhouette. We were interested in how the next generation of ornamentation might look.”

OXYDO Capsule Collection 2017 offers a disruptive, contemporary and sophisticated interpretation of the Italian fashion aesthetic, combining the classic shapes of round and cat-eye styles with ultra-modern silhouettes achievable only through 3D Printing. The 3D-printed structures that surround each of the frames are produced at Materialise’s Certified Additive Manufacturing facility, which houses machines dedicated to eyewear production. After manufacturing in Polyamide 12, the wearable sculptures are given the multi-step Materialise Luxura post-production treatment to enhance their performance and aesthetic.

“It is always our goal at Materialise to not only meet industry standards but to raise them. With Safilo, and their leadership in the eyewear industry, we have found a partner that values this goal equally,” says Alireza Parandian, head of wearables projects at Materialise. “The eyewear industry and Additive Manufacturing have built a symbiotic relationship, where each helps the other raise its standards and challenge expectations constantly. I’m looking forward to where this partnership leads next.”

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