_02 Design for Process

June 13, 2016

_02 Design for Process

 

 Banton Frameworks / Mamnick, Collaboration, Limited Edition Sunglasses Frame, Made in the UK, Bespoke Eyewear, Keep Yomping, Sheffield, Mamnick, Mam Tor, Sheffield Steel, Chip Fork, Commute Clip, Daily Clip, Eyewear Made in Britain

 

_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.

 

 

 Banton Frameworks / Mamnick, Collaboration, Limited Edition Sunglasses Frame, Made in the UK, Bespoke Eyewear, Keep Yomping, Sheffield, Mamnick, Mam Tor, Sheffield Steel, Chip Fork, Commute Clip, Daily Clip, Eyewear Made in Britain Banton Frameworks / Mamnick, Collaboration, Limited Edition Sunglasses Frame, Made in the UK, Bespoke Eyewear, Keep Yomping, Sheffield, Mamnick, Mam Tor, Sheffield Steel, Chip Fork, Commute Clip, Daily Clip, Eyewear Made in Britain

Produced from premium acetate, the cotton based bio-polymer is sourced from a globally renowned Italian supplier. The tones of the acetate, seen below, are warm with hints of orange and red. During design development at the studio desk, the acetate board produced an amber glow across the numerous dimensional drawings and wire frame elevations. Comparatively unusual beside our current range of acetates, the honey-like qualities of this acetate has lustre similar to that of marble or horn. During this phase we felt it prudent to capture images of this poignant development.

 

Banton Frameworks / Mamnick, Collaboration, Limited Edition Sunglasses Frame, Made in the UK, Bespoke Eyewear, Keep Yomping, Sheffield, Mamnick, Mam Tor, Sheffield Steel, Chip Fork, Commute Clip, Daily Clip, Eyewear Made in Britain

 

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.

 

Banton Frameworks / Mamnick, Collaboration, Limited Edition Sunglasses Frame, Made in the UK, Bespoke Eyewear, Keep Yomping, Sheffield, Mamnick, Mam Tor, Sheffield Steel, Chip Fork, Commute Clip, Daily Clip, Eyewear Made in Britain

 

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.

 

Banton Frameworks / Mamnick, Collaboration, Limited Edition Sunglasses Frame, Made in the UK, Bespoke Eyewear, Keep Yomping, Sheffield, Mamnick, Mam Tor, Sheffield Steel, Chip Fork, Commute Clip, Daily Clip, Eyewear Made in Britain

 

Banton Frameworks / Mamnick, Collaboration, Limited Edition Sunglasses Frame, Made in the UK, Bespoke Eyewear, Keep Yomping, Sheffield, Mamnick, Mam Tor, Sheffield Steel, Chip Fork, Commute Clip, Daily Clip, Eyewear Made in Britain

Banton Frameworks / Mamnick, Collaboration, Limited Edition Sunglasses Frame, Made in the UK, Bespoke Eyewear, Keep Yomping, Sheffield, Mamnick, Mam Tor, Sheffield Steel, Chip Fork, Commute Clip, Daily Clip, Eyewear Made in Britain

 





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