Materialise and Safilo launch OXYDO SS 2017

The launch of OXYDO SS 2017 collection marks the first offering from the partnership between Materialise NV, leader in Additive Manufacturing solutions and software, and Safilo Group, the Italian powerhouse behind numerous iconic eyewear brands worldwide. The new OXYDO Capsule Collection is an expression of intent, demonstrating not only what Additive Manufacturing is capable of but also where it could lead the eyewear industry in future.

OXYDO Capsule Collection 2017 offers a disruptive, contemporary and sophisticated interpretation of the Italian fashion aesthetic, combining the classic shapes of round and cat-eye styles with ultra-modern silhouettes achievable only through 3D Printing. The 3D-printed structures that surround each of the frames are produced at Materialise’s Certified Additive Manufacturing facility, which houses machines dedicated to eyewear production. After manufacturing in Polyamide 12, the wearable sculptures are given the multi-step Materialise Luxura post-production treatment to enhance their performance and aesthetic.