Philippe Starck is well known for his innovative product and architectural designs. His exciting eyewear range is just as creative as the work he is famous for and it is now available in Wood and Watson Opticians. Starck Eyes was created in 1995 from a design collaboration between interior designer Philippe Starck and eyewear designer Alain Mikli. The philosophy behind Philippe Starck’s designs is the relationship between man and matter .The specialised hinge mechanism is influenced by the human shoulder joint. This ball and socket joint allows full 360-degree movement for increased comfort and durability. This feature makes the frames more durable compared to conventional hinges, as it doesn't weaken when repeatedly placed on and off the head. The bio-hinge also makes Starck eyewear particularly comfortable as it ensures that they are constantly fixed to the temples. As well as an innovative design vision the Starck range are also handmade, manually polished and finished. Each frame embodies the ethos of being technically specialised, but maintains a clean simple appearance and minimalistic styling.
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