ic! berlin // Sebastian Herkner Collaboration

What happens when world-renowned eyewear meets a world-renowned interior designer? Innovation, creativity, and newly crafted glasses. The innovative eyewear brand ic! berlin and Sebastian Herkner, designer of the year 2019, launch a joint capsule collection. Known as a designer for some of the world’s most recognized interior brands like Thonet and ClassiCon, this is the first time the German designer collaborates in the lifestyle and fashion world with eyewear manufacturer ic! berlin.

My design approach is to combine old crafting techniques with new technologies. This perfect synergy is also excellently reflected in ic! berlin itself. The idea behind our joint collection was to showcase diversity and to create different styles, connected by an elegant and modern use of high-quality materials and unexpected surfaces.

Sebastian Herkner

Our friends at ic! berlin tapped into Maison & Objet’s 2019 Designer of the Year, Sebastian Herkner, to give you an even greater taste of Germany. Inspired by historical locations in Berlin, the capsule collection features four unisex models: two prescription frames and two sunglasses. Each available in three colorways.

The eyewear models of ic! berlin x Studio Sebastian Herkner Capsule Collection are named after iconic locations and buildings in Berlin, which for Mr. Herkner exemplify the German capital and its architectural diversity. Travel across Berlin with frames named after some of the city’s most iconic places: Bellevue, Dahlem, Avus, and Hansa. This collaboration also introduces for the first time ever an inverse hybrid, which is composed of an acetate base with metal German stainless steel accents.

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Bellevue
A spectacular inverse hybrid named after Germany’s presidential palace.
Available in Matt Gold, Bronze, and Gun Metal colorways.


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Dahlem
An inverse hybrid, Dahlem represents one of the most affluent parts of Berlin.
Available in Matt Gold, Bronze, and Gun Metal colorways.


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Avus
Avus in Black features an engraving on the outside of the lenses.
Available in Black, Bronze, and Matt Gold colorways.


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Hansa
Inspired by a famous recording studio in Berlin, Hasna is available in Matt Gold, Chrome, and Black colorways.


Source: Editorial
Eyewear: ic! berlin
Click here for more ic! berlin on TEF Magazine or visit their website.

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 322.000 ECPs.

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