TEF TALK – The LOFT:
While at the LOFT Eyewear Shows, I sat down with Eric Balzan from HAPTER eyewear. From his village nestled within the Italian Dolomite mountains, in a place where local blacksmiths used to hand-forge swords, Eric creates unique frames of stainless steel, laminated with rubber and fabrics giving it a very industrial look and adding some mediterranean emotion to this cold and cool material.
Ungendered modern classicism, where exclusive materials are fused to achieve minimal and functional design with a special materic feel, generating a relationship of complicity and seduction with those who wear them. Inspired by memories of the past, brought to the future thanks to a special mix of absolute innovations and productive alchemist. That is Hapter