Kompas by AlessiEyes

Magnetic hinge Eyewear Kowloon / Hong Kong / 2013

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concept The Kompas Collection is inspired by the brilliant simplicity of a compass. The extra-thin embedded magnets do not only create a floating hinge based on magnetic attraction, they also allow you to unfold the frame one-handed with just one simple gesture, using the magnetic orientation the same way a compass needle always points North. Imagine slipping on your sunglasses without taking your attention off the road or fumbling with your shopping bags. This magnetic hinge delivers long-term durability: the temples of the frame will never become loose over time as the magnet system replaces the reliance on screws to hold the rim and the temples together. Superb comfort and fit is provided thanks to the metal pad arms and PVC nose pads that offer high adjustability for all face shapes. The collection is made with premium materials such as lightweight and hypo-allergenic titanium and handmade acetate. Technical information Material: lightweight and hypo-allergenic titanium and handmade acetate Photographer A. Ruffini / A. Casinovi.
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    concept The Kompas Collection is inspired by the brilliant simplicity of a compass. The extra-thin embedded magnets do not only create a floating hinge based on magnetic attraction, they also allow you to unfold the frame one-handed with just one simple gesture, using the magnetic orientation the same way a compass needle always points North. Imagine slipping on your sunglasses without taking your attention off the road or fumbling with your shopping bags. This magnetic hinge delivers...

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    • Year 2013
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Product design
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