MARKUS T celebrates 20-year anniversary. From an initial sketch and a single piece of titanium wire, a design label with its very own character has grown. In the light of the celebrations, Markus Temming, owner and designer, created a jubilee edition: the Edition 20. There is a lot of creativity and much of an inventive mind to be found in it.
With the edition, MARKUS T combines both the own developed synthetic TMi and the materials titanium. Purposefully placed details made from TMi complement the frames made of titanium to an exciting result. “It is a thrilling interplay that shows great facets of the materials”, as Markus Temming explains the designs.
As the new DOT Mono collection, the temples of Edition 20 are also turned by 90° around their longitudinal axis. That gives the designs in their profile a subtle yet extraordinary look. Another eye-catcher is the newly developed hinge that connects the thin titanium temples with the mid-section of the frame. Naturally, it is a screw-free plug-in connection. A clever idea in the smallest place, that gives the new technology its very own twist.
Exclusively manufactured in celebration of the jubilee, Edition 20 is limited: There are 500 sets with two silver and two golden frames each. Every single set catches the attention in a shop window. The special bundle for the point of sale offers opticians a simple but exciting solution for presenting the frames. Moreover, the set provides an inspiration to the customer, to let his creativity run free.
What’s behind their ideas
„Any improvement possible?“ – that’s the question motivating MARKUS T to go beyond standards and to develop perfect technologies themselves. The steps of production were integrated under the roof of the manufacture in Gütersloh, Germany. There, within the walls of a former grain distillery, the design label created a space for creativity and inventive minds.
That’s how MARKUS T frames are created in a transparent manufacture to 100 percent handmade in Germany. Without being limited by any conventions. Since an independent manufacture is the freedom, to realise the brand’s various own ideas and to meet demands even faster.
Behind this stands a team that shares the passion for design and perfection. And the talent, to reduce things to their most essential and true beauty. Because beauty lies in simplicity.