SPINE is a hybrid of cutting edge engineering and timeless eyewear design, where form truly follows function. For inspiration, designers looked to the human form as well as the work of eccentric English photographer, Eadweard Muybridge, who pioneered photographic capture of motion with animal and human subjects.
At the heart of the collection is the patented SPINE screw-less hinge, an homage to the interaction between vertebrae in the backbone.
High precision micro-injection moulding is used to create five individual vertebrae, each connected by high tensile cabling attached to a pair of miniscule springs. The design of the SPINE hinge allows the glasses to hug the head with just the right amount of pressure and 360-degree movement is afforded by the internal high tensile cabling, making SPINE eyewear suitable those who don’t want to sacrifice modern style for practicality. However, SPINE’s real party trick is the auto-shut temple design – which is smooth and friction free.
The five-strong collection includes highlight models such as the acetate SP1012 and the metal and acetate combination SP2010.
The SP1012 style sports an easy to wear, soft rectangular shape that is paired with a selection of muted tortoiseshell and Havana hues - a perfect mix of modern SPINE technology and classic eyewear aesthetics.
Combination model SP2010 is more modern in appearance, with precision-machined stainless steel fronts and temples crafted from handmade acetate.
SPINE design details can be found throughout the collection, from the laser engraved non-slip end tips to the nose pads that bear the SPINE monogram.