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Berlin-based eyewear label Mykita unveil their new range of digitally tailored eyewear. The “MVO” (My Very Own) collection combines the physical with the virtual creating a set of glasses born from digital technology. Teaming up with technology partner Volumental, the duo have designed a collection that uses 3D scans and digital simulation to process the contours of the face for an ultra-personalized set of frames. Using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), it fuses the finest polyamide powder into a solid object while centering data-positions the lens. The customized colorways, lenses and hinges are then chosen and handcrafted bringing the virtually composed eyewear to life.

 

Anatomical design meets avant-garde technology to set the standard for digitally tailored eyewear in a personalised item with all the luxurious attributes of a handcrafted product. All merged in THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION OF BESPOKE DESIGN.

MY VERY OWN integrates three digital technologies – 3D scanning, parametric design and additive manufacturing – to tailor the design and fit of a pair of glasses to the individual topography of each face.

My very own MYKITAMYKITA_MVO_01_300dpi3D SCAN

The 3D scan is responsible for capturing the topography of the face, forming the basis for MVO bespoke eyewear. Relying on advanced algorithms developed by MYKITA’s technology partner Volumental, the scanner gathers images of the face to compile an accurate 3D model, which is used to customise the frame in a digital fitting.

 

MYKITA_MVO_02_300dpiPARAMETRIC DESIGN

Parametric design is a process based on algorithmic thinking in which a single design is not a static unchangeable entity, but dynamic. The parametrically designed glasses of the MVO collection comprise more than ten variable parameters. Micro-adjustments to the width of the frame, breadth of the nose bridge, angle of the frame to the face and position of the nose pads, as well as the length and radius of the temples guarantee optimal fit and aesthetic proportions for every face.

My very own MYKITA video stillMYKITA_MVO_03_300dpiOPTOMETRIC PERFECTION

A perfectly tailored frame is not only important for the sake of appearance, but a prerequisite for optimal vision. Integrating individual lens centring data into the MVO process ensures the lens can be precisely positioned in front of the eye.

This combination of anatomic design, digital technology and optometric perfection is the first of its kind to date and will effect a new sense of sight in wearers of corrective eyewear.

MYKITA_MVO_04_300dpiSOFT CUSTOMISATION

Merging the physical and the virtual, the MY VERY OWN process begins with the customer selecting an eyewear shape from the MVO collection in store. In a digital simulation of the selected model, the frame is adjusted to the individual facial contours. The colour of the frame, lenses and hinges can then be selected and virtually composed for a truly bespoke pair of glasses. MVO eyewear may also be personalised on the inside of the temple. The MVO soft customisation kit will be regularly updated with new designs and materials.

 

I can’t wait to experience the service myself when it becomes available in 2016. What do you guys think?