They dared to take it a step further, and blown us away!
Front in grilamid, contrasting frames in tortoiseshell acetate and a
natty system of changeable lenses. One step ahead of fashion: the
trail-blazing spirit will be a feature of collections from the 80s to
the present day.
Monoqool was born global. The company is based on Japanese
technology and Danish design. It was created in Japan and Denmark by people
with a lifetime of experience doing business in both countries. The brand is
targeting a global audience and was launched in September 2009 at the annual
trade fair SILMO in Paris. Monoqool was established in 2008 by two Danes with a
vision of bringing new technology, design and fashion into the modern eyeglass
industry. The mission was to use the best from the two worlds: To combine
Japanese craftsmanship and technology with Danish design and an innovative
mindset. The innovative foundation was to create something new and spectacular.
The result was two new concepts: A new signature hinge and a line of designed
and fashionable eyeglasses with a three dimensional effect. These two first
product lines Helix and Twins were presented at SILMO, where the theme of the annual
branch gathering 2009 was “innovation”.
With the spiral hinge in the Helix, the company has not only
got itself a significant and visible signature but also presented the industry
with a major new invention. The spiral is a patented invention, which changes
the whole concept of the eyeglass hinge. HELIX is designed by the Danish design
duo, Tools Design, who won more than 200 international design awards and
All products are being exclusively produced in Sabae in
Fukui Prefecture in Western Japan. Japan is a world leader in the eyeglass
industry, and Sabae is one of the largest manufacturing centers of eyeglass
frames in Japan building on a sophisticated and highly skilled base of small
specialized manufacturers. The product line Twins is based on advanced
technical features as well. A two layer frame build in exact angles leaves a 3D
impression in various colors and textures. This line is designed by Danish
designer Karina Mencke.
Join Iware from 5pm-10pm Thursday, May
2nd to celebrate their expansion and remodel! They'll be featuring a
Monoqool and Derapage eyewear trunk show, food and drinks provided by
the Modern Cafe, plus 20% off complete pairs of eyewear all day long.
...With their new line of eyewear. Creating a line of tenacious acetate specs, fitted for both men and women.
Dérapage –with an acute é- is a French term mainly used in car racing
(though also in skiing). It describes a rapid way of negotiating a bend
for a racing car or motorbike – calling for a mixture of driver panache
and maximum reliance on machine performance.
Some skilfully coordinated manoeuvres are required: • Power transmission, via the accelerator, initiating a controlled drift; this presupposes vehicle power. • Swerve, a firm flick of the wheel/handlebars. • Braking, using the front brake without locking the wheel(s), which reduces the grip of the back wheel(s) and causes dérapage. • A quick change-down as one brakes.
A daring operation even for an expert. Like the Derapage of eyewear: “The look is for those who dare”.
On April 17th, 2013, Studio Optyx releases the spring collections at Dr
Tucker & Associates. Jack Erker will be bringing all 4 collections:
Derapage from Italy, Mainhattan from Germany, Monoqool from Denmark, and
NW77th from USA! There will be over 800 pairs of eyeglasses coming to Cary, NC.
There will be many pieces that are just arriving that week and the
people of Cary, NC will be some of the first in the world to lay eyes on
these special frames! Dr Tucker & Associates loves great eyewear and so do we so this will be an awesome event and we are all very excited about it. www.drtuckerandassociates.com
Below is video of Giovanni Vitaloni, head designer of
Derapage, taking something from an idea to a finished pair of glasses.
Studio Optyx is currently taking order for one of our most popular styles! NW77th Mod 903 comes in 3 great colors and are a light weight frame that is sure to draw the attention and compliments from everyone around. A dark brown, colors the face of the frame, but there is a twist when a rich radiant splash of color is peeking from the inside.
FUN, FEARLESS & CLASSIC.
DERAPAGE MoleCubes bring to
the eye wear world a first-ever hinge system, patented, and all Made in
Italy. The MoleCube hinge is formed of three strips of steel held
together by a square pivot which vanishes into the temple structure,
joining it to the front by a ‘pop-in’ system that has never been tried before.
You too may have thought this was crazy at first, but one of the most delightful things about the Helix/NXT Monoqool Eye wear Line from Denmark is that they have eliminated the need for screws completely! Eye
wear that continues to loosen overtime is no problem with the sleek
spiral hinges that provide comfort and durability in the NXT and Helix
Models! Check out Monoqool.com to find a model or Studiooptyx.com to purchase!
Looking forward to getting the ball rolling on day 1 of the Vision Expo here in NY.
Lines Monoqool - Derapage - NW77th - Mainhattan
Great lines, great product.
Looking forward to seeing everyone who makes it out this weekend!
sunglass collection Tornado is HP, High Protection, against sunrays. Tornado HP
revisits its ‘horizontal’ monoblade profile and incorporates this into the top
of the lens field.
result is a car ‘spoiler’ effect. HP’s 6.0 based lenses are either full tint or
graded as well as polarizing nylon fumé or full tint, grey and brown- ideal for
cutting out reflection and glare when driving or playing sport.
All the frames of the Mainhattan collection are like
the facets of a big metropolis. We intend to make models for people
with a special personality, not for averaged. Our collection shows a lot
of varieties of design and materials, produced in a high quality to
represent a statement of character. The most important thing: Everyone
can find his private masterpiece.
Frankfurt – Mainhattan
The inhabitants of Frankfurt am Main like to compare
their skyline with the one of Manhattan, New York and if you ask them
where they are coming from, many times they proudly will answer: "We are
from MAINhattan!". We take Frankfurts 'pet name' as a representative
brand name, because it is able to express the feeling of being in
Frankfurt and shows that Frankfurt is an inspiration for us during all
the time we are creating our "new german eyewear design". Everyday when
we are designing new frames we try to assimilate all the impressions
given by the managers, investment bankers, brokers and all the other
people living in Frankfurt with a lot of demand on high quality eyewear