June 13, 2016
_02 Design for Process
When designing the collaborative sunglasses frame for Mamnick, we were first provided with an idea for its basic shape and colour tones. Nothing more intricate or detailed than that. We have since worked alongside Thom on a project that has been nothing short of inventive, intuitive, and generally really good fun.
Resulting from numerous conversations via email and phone, the dimensional drawings seen below outline our very first ‘full acetate frame’. This means this is our first frame design with matching acetate frame front and temples, produced by ourselves from our own studio workshop.
This collaboration marks a milestone in our path of production for two reasons.
Having made our own frames since the day we began, we have always strived to produce acetate temples. When the project arose we took opportunity at the challenge of achieving this as per the request from Thom. Whilst ‘shooting’ the acetate with wire cores remains the preferred method for many eastern and European manufacturers, the development of this alternative method provided a more feasible result.
This is our first ever collaboration, and better still we are working with a talented design-led company. Whilst we are young as a brand, we feel that our steadily built virtues have pleasantly overlapped with those of Mamnick.
See images below of our product development inside our studio workshop.
The Mamnick / Banton Frameworks icon; featured across all literature and branding relative to the project throughout. This icon will also feature on our packaging ‘lid’ which will later be revealed. Collectively, we opted to implement both our minimal logos. Positioned alongside each other, this layout yielded geometric contrast, joined by the collaborative diagonal line.
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