HAPTER is research of design that fits opposites together, blending them to create a coexistence of different industrial cultures and materials. A union between the rigor of nordic engineering and mediterranean expressiveness; between the essential and minimal structural concept of a product and artisan know-how and flair.
This vision could only be achieved starting from the deconstruction of the traditional eyewear product, and re-design of it into a soft, malleable structure of steel and expressive material, in order to achieve relationship of complicity, seduction, tactile and visual sensations with those who wear them.
Such a challenge, with that radical approach to materials, design and manufacturing, required the development of property design features:
Identity and functionality have reached a new high
The outer skin of exclusive high-end materials is fused to a skeleton of industrial-grade surgical steel thanks to unprecedented manufacturing techniques.
A unique piece of surgical stainless steel, etched to varying thickness to obtain a flexible structure with no hinges, screws or solderings, allows the frame to maintain a natural curved design and guarantees long-lasting comfort on the face.
The special design creates a discreet interruption in the extremely clean design of the frame, and allows the frame to be totally adjusted on the wearer’s facial conformity. And thanks to its spring effect, lens fitting has never been easier.
Sitting perfectly on the wearer’s ears, its clean design contributes to the unique stability and comfort of the frame on the face, and at the same time has in incredible effect of integration and continuity on the frame design.
special lens glazing system
unbreakable & high comfort
forefront protection from atmospheric agents
anti-fog skin perspiration
extreme 12-gr lightness
2 different fabrics perfectly matching
Thanks to this mix of advanced design, fibres and materials, HAPTER has already been the recipient of some of the most prestigious international design awards:
German Design Award
The international premium prize of the German Design Council, whose goal is discovering, presenting and awarding unique design trends. Here is the jury’s statement: “A fusion of different worlds and materials to create a new, exclusive industrial process: concise, linear and sustainable. A superb, innovative fashion look”.
iF Design Award
The most internationally recognized award for product design, where products are judged by a jury of renowned experts on mixed criteria like design quality, finishing, materials choice, innovation degree, functionality, ergonomics, safety, brand value and universal design.
Good Design Award
The world’s oldest and most important industrial design program, organized annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design . Interestingly, one of the main factors for the awards selection is based on whether or not a product can enrich society and people’s lives through its design. So, yes, the jury thinks that HAPTER can!
GOLDAward at the V.AWARD 2014 – category sunglasses - the most important international eyewear award in the Asia-Pacific region.
ADI Design Index
ADI Design Index is the yearbook published by ADI - Italian Association for Industrial Design - that collects the best of Italian design, selected by the ADI Permanent Design Observatory.