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A Closer Look at Mykita

A Closer Look at Mykita

Mykita has long been one of our favorite lines. They are constantly searching for innovation both in design and the use of materials. At Mykita Haus, which is the headquarters for the company, they bring together expertise from all disciplines under a single roof. Mykita features many different lines and collaborations within their overall collection. The entire manufacturing process takes place in Mykita Haus in Germany.


Mykita No 1, No 2, Decades, and Lite are the most well known of the lines. All feature a different design aesthetic and different materials. No 1 is the line that laid the foundation for Mykita. Fashioned from stainless steel sheets, the frames are made into a three-dimensional structure through a series of bending and folding steps, similar to the Japanese art of origami. The modern principle behind the openly displayed spiral hinge represents the design approach that has influenced all the other Mykita collections.

 

 

The No 2 collection features acetate frames and has a unique open hinge based off of the original design of Mykita's spiral hinge. Collection No 2 is made of acetate and distinguished by an extensive color palette, including monochrome, patterned or translucent models, and everything in between.

 

 

The Decades collection interprets historical eyewear styles for the here and now. The distinctive aesthetic of the models stems from the translation of classic forms into a modern Mykita construction.

 

The Lite collection is defined by modern silhouettes and pure constructions. The Lite collection features full stainless steel frames as well as combination frames with lightweight acetate. The Lite design concept stands for supreme comfort in a refined aesthetic.


Other collections and collaborations Mykita has are the Mykita First (for kids and teens), Mykita Mylon (features 3D printed frames), Mykita Studio (the avant-garde collection for high fashion), and collaborations with designers Damir Doma, Maison Margiela, Bernhard Wilhelm. For more details on these collections, visit Mykita's Website.

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