Phillipe Starck enjoys global fame as an inventor, creator, architect, designer and artistic director. His creations range from everyday products such as furniture and lemon squeezers, to revolutionary mega-yachts, micro wind turbines, electric cars and hotels. Phillipe never ceases to push the boundaries and criteria of contemporary design. He has a mission and a vision, creation whatever shape it takes, must make life better for the largest number of people possible. This is translated in his eyewear collection.

The latest Phillipe Starck designs present Gravity®, a totally new material in the eyewear industry. Gravity is a high performance polymer with unrivalled technical qualities including;

  1. Mechanical Resistance
  2. High temperature resistance – no deformation up to 140°
  3. Flexibility
  4. Improved scratch resistance
  5. Chemical resistance
  6. Anti-allergy
  7. Eco-friendly

The frames also utilise a new generation of adjustable carbon fibre for the sides in its super lightweight collection. Renowned for lightness and durability, carbon fibre has been used for space shuttles in the aeronautical industry. Carbon fibre in Starck frames has been specially modified to allow flexibility for optimum fit and comfort.

Starck frames feature a unique biolink joint instead of a conventional hinge. Biolink technology is a patented multidirectional joint, inspired by the human shoulder joint. The multidirectional articulation optimises the distribution of weight between the right and left ears making the glasses very comfortable to wear. The joint is machined out of a block of medical stainless steel with no screws and no soldering. This gives flexible and fluid qualities as well as longevity.

Phillipe Starck frames are iconic, simple designs combined with original technology. Experience Starck eyes for men in store at Claudine Ickeringill Opticians, Chichester.