OBSESSED WITH QUALITY AND PERFECTION

Titanium frames are pretty amazing: not only are they non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, and corrosion resistant, their high mechanical strength is a thing of wonder – considering how unbelievably light they feel on your face. But premium benefits come at a premium cost: titanium is more expensive than other materials and demands an almost intimate knowledge of it in order for a designer to accentuate its unique features. Enter BLACKFIN.

LABEL PROFILER – BLACKFIN: BLACKFIN is a company obsessed with quality and perfection, so it’s no wonder that they’ve adopted titanium as their “spirit animal.” We’re hard-pressed to think of any other eyewear company as dedicated to titanium and regards the element with such reverence. Using raw titanium exclusively from Japanese manufacturers who can guarantee its purity, BLACKFIN takes an artisan approach to create glasses that marry high-tech engineering with exquisite style.

Frame fronts are sculpted from a solid block of pure titanium, while the temples are made from beta titanium to ensure flexibility. Each and every BLACKFIN frame is 100% conceived and lovingly produced in Italy.

Photographer BERT SPANGEMACHER
Text CHRISTINE TOMAS
Set Design STEPHANIE WÜSTEMANN @ blossom management

4SEE Label Profiler - BLACKFIN, Italian Premium Titanium Eyewear, photo by Bert Spangemacher
4SEE Label Profiler – BLACKFIN
From top to bottom, Bayview, Eagle, Key West

 

This article originally appeared in the DESIGN & MATERIAL issue // published in September 2015.

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