Starck Sphere Collection Fixes Weakest Points of Sunglasses and Eyeglasses
Traditional hinge technology just got a major upgrade.
Philippe Starck’s Spring 2020 Sphere eyewear collection boasts minimalist style and a potentially game-changing new hinge system.
The Luxottica-owned Parisian designer’s new five-model range, which includes iconic rectangle and vintage-inspired shapes, all feature a “Sphere” hinge with no screws or welds that allows the sleek titanium temples to move in multiple directions without bending or breaking off entirely.
This technological evolution of Starck’s Biolink articulation is coupled with lightweight frames and injected universal-fit frame fronts crafted from high-tech “Gravity Evo” polymer. Each example is presented in an exclusive case clad in an eco-friendly material, 50 percent of which is derived from apple fibers.
The Philippe Starck Sphere collection is available beginning this month for $205-$230 in Alain Mikli’s Madison Avenue boutique.