Having stunned and wowed audiences at Silmo in 2013, Belgian designers Hoet will increase the models in its range which will be manufactured via 3D printing. The eye wear designers new additions will be added to the Couture line, which will see its family grow to five styles, with Amadea and Anastasia.
Hoet's eyewear collections are designed with the ethos of 'perfect simplicity'. The design house looks not to fuse traditional and modern, but work with styles that lend themselves to either a classic or modern feel and look. Having launched their glasses collections in 2008, the Belgian based company has a range of just under 50 eye wear models in a number of materials including stainless steel, titanium and buffalo horn.
The revolution of 3D print manufacturing worldwide has now lent itself to the optics market and the Couture range from Hoet offers this laser printed technology to create titanium eyeglasses. As well as being uber advanced, 3D printing in this way also offers other benefits including tailored fitting, being lightweight, durable and importantly, eco-friendly. This process of glasses and eye wear manufacturing took around four years of research and development in Bruges, and the 'Made in Belgium' frames are sure to appeal to a wide range of people who require corrective spectacles.