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TEFtalk – Haffmans and Neumeister

At the Bold Optical Fair, we hooked up with Philipp Haffmans from Haffmans and Neumeister again! After creating amazing eyewear for IC! Berlin and Mykita, Philipp once again did the impossible and created an eyewear collection that is super light. But with his new minimalistic hinge system, he was able to use thicker sheet metal, allowing his frames to be amazingly adjustable without adding any weight to it. Innovative stuff again from this master of eyewear design!

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About Haffmans und Neumeister

Haffmans und Neumeister founders Daniel and Philipp have stood at the vanguard of eyewear design for over twenty years. With ic! berlin and MYKITA, they conquered and transformed the eyewear market through the invention of, and innovative experiments with, fat sheet-metal frames.

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Philipp Haffmans continues the tradition he pioneered twenty years ago of utilising a dogmatic design process that hones in on the absolute essential, stripping away artifce in favour of honouring the sincerity of the raw material. The new hinge design, an elegant and integrated execution, speaks to this ethos, highlighting the beauty of its technological solution.

Brand: Haffmans and Neumeister
Designer: Philipp Haffmans
TEFtalk location: Bold Optical Fair
Eyewear displays: Top Vision Group

Author: maarten weidema

After being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to promote independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded “International Optical Personality of the Year” for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 410.000 eyecare professionals.

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