Amazing German brands // Markus T

This handmade brand certainly deserves to be on our list of Amazing German Brands. Design by MARKUS T is an exceptional universe full of ideas and around 100 passionately working people. Always searching, always on the move. With heart, mind, hand and the conviction that pure beauty manifests itself only in simplicity.

DOT Mono L1015
ME Pur M1079
ME Pur M1076
DESIGN Neo D3359

Ingeniously simple in every detail

Whether Red Dot, German Design Award or Silmo d’Or – since its founding in 1999, the company has been awarded more than 40 times for both design and technical features. Recently, the “100% made in Germany” brand received the German Design Award 2020, the iF Design Award 2020 and the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020 for their rimless collection EASE. Their unconventional ways of thinking and working led them to the successful construction of screwless hinges which was followed by a patenting. Today, these little parts make the Markus T collections as unique as they are.

They only employ selected materials such as the synthetic material TMi and titanium for which they have developed their own patented alloying and dyeing processes. This makes construction materials extremely resistant and flexible. It allows the brand to develop minimalist frames and parts for their glasses and to always seek new ways of paring design to the essence – the beautiful.

We love what we do and how we do it. In doing so, we don’t follow old conventions – we only follow ourselves. This gives us the freedom to preserve our ease and passion for the one thing that’s important to us: eyewear design that is unique through its pure beauty, simplicity and honesty. We spare no effort to make our visions come true. Thus, we design and manufacture our collections by ourselves.

 

Every frame by MARKUS T is unique and 100% handmade in our eyewear manufacture in East-Westphalia. For this reason, we always meet our own claim of highest quality, sustainability and precision and achieve our goal to make people happy with our glasses. MARKUS T glasses are excitingly different.

Markus T glasses - TITAN Terra T2295
TITAN Aura T3374
EASE A1016
EASE A1023

MARKUS T collections

DESIGN Classic and DESIGN Neo
These collections pursue the idea of the very first eyewear collection my MARKUS T: to fabricate glasses from just one single strand of titan wire. Its ultralight design and its technical refinement have been, inter alia, awarded with iF Award and Red Dot Award for product design. From the beginning, freedom of design was an essential part of the MARKUS T philosophy. Proof of this is provided by the modernized classic collections

Frame_D3356_231020
Frame_D1063_231020

ME PUR, ME EGO & ME GENIUS
A purist design vocabulary, a great variety of colours and a precise interplay of both materials, TMi and titanium make ME PUR and ME EGO unique. The individuality of each model is visually highlighted by the specially coloured, translucent light synthetic which functionally blends perfect with the titanium temples. The ME GENIUS collection interprets forms with its titanium front pieces which in turn form a symbiosis with TMi temples via a screwless plug connection. ME collections represent self-confident individuality in both form and colour.

Markus T glasses - ME Pur M1 084 in Berry
Markus T glasses - ME Pur M1074 with TMi front in 541 dark blue and temples in 335 silver
Markus T glasses - ME Pur M1082 with TMi front in 562 berry and titanoium temples in 335 silver

TITAN TERRA & TITAN AURA
Design studies on the epitome of lightness: titanium. This material always receives its own, distinctive look with special processes by MARKUS T which achieve permanently matte and coloured surfaces. TERRA shows expressive forms, AURA conveys a more delicate look.
Both with technical perfection in every detail.

 

DOT MONO
Design reduced to the essentials. Ultra-thin titanium sets the scene, an innovation forms the technical connection. The screwless plug-in hinge with horizontally aligned temples is the prominent and characteristic feature of this delicate collection. MARKUS T brings the most
precise technology and minimalist design in perfect accordance in the smallest of spaces and proves that one can always think ahead when it comes to eyewear.

Markus T glasses - DOT Mono L1031 with front and temples in 262 dark rose
Markus T glasses - DOT Mono L1036 with front and temples in 335 silver
Markus T glasses - DOT Mono L1015 with front and temples in 335 silver
Markus T glasses - DOT Mono L1033 with front and temples in 215 grey
Markus T glasses - DOT Mono L1026 with front and temples in 250 purple

EASE
The first rimless eyewear collection by MARKUS T combines zeitgeist and lifestyle. Here, less is more. A specific glazing technology was developed in order to connect the slender temples, using the same screwless technology as used for the DOT MONO, which sets standards with its minimalistic feasibility. Titanium add-ons which are placed right in front of the lens are equally unique. The colourful TMi-flex contours which are applied around the lens and give the rimless frame a subtle colour frame are another exceptional design option.

Markus T Glasses - EASE A1012 in 335 silver with titanium add-on in 241 dark blue
Markus T Glasses - EASE A1 025 in 389 gold with TMi flex contour in 622 petrol
Markus T Glasses - EASE A1 031 in 130 black with titanium add-on in 389 gold
Markus T Glasses - EASE A1019 in 241 dark blue with titanium add-on also in 241 dark blue
Markus T Glasses - EASE A1031 in 130 black with titanium add-on in 389 gold
Markus T Glasses - EASE A1031 in 335 silver with titanium add-on in 144 dark grey

About the company

As a medium-sized company and international label, MARKUS T stands for high quality, design-oriented spectacle frames. 100 % handmade in Germany, in Gütersloh-Isselhorst, to be precise. We love our lifestyle and we love what we do. We unite puristic beauty, technical innovation beyond known standards with a whole lot of passion.

By reconstructing a former distillery in 2014, designer Markus Temming laid the foundation to put his vision creating an unconventional place for both life and work into effect. The heart of his manufacture courtyard is the spectacle frame manufacturer, where handmade designer glasses are created, developed and produced –100 % German quality. The owner-operated company was founded in 1999 by Markus Temming and currently has around 100 employees. A perfect synergy of puristic design, intelligent technology with screwless hinges and the use of high-quality methods and materials – partly developed in-house and even patented – are the signature features of MARKUS T designer glasses. Our models are constantly awarded with national and international prizes. The MARKUS T brand environment further includes furniture, lamp and interior design.

Aspects of sustainability and social commitment are firmly established in every thought and action of MARKUS T and consistently guide new ideas. The unconventional concept of the design hotel PÖLTER, which is also situated at the manufacture yard in Gütersloh-Isselhorst, reflects this philosophy of MARKUS T and their attitude towards life: passion for beauty in pure design, simplicity and sincerity.

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", "Leading Innovator in Optical Social Media Marketing", "Social Media Marketing Company of the Year" and received several awards for "best eyewear blog" for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 517.000 eyecare professionals.

Leave a comment

Pin It on Pinterest