When design meets artisanship: The exclusive THE CREATOR sunglasses by MAYBACH Icons of Luxury
The Mercedes-Benz design philosophy stands for sensual purity and modern luxury. In close collaboration with long-standing cooperation partner MAYBACH Icons of Luxury, the Chief Design Officer at Mercedes-Benz Group AG and his team created a pair of sunglasses that are characterised by topnotch technicality, superb aesthetics and innovation. Starting this Summer 2022, THE CREATOR is available from authorized retailers in ten different colour stories.
The exclusive design object combines ultra-light titanium and sustainably sourced natural horn in a very special way: the edgy looking, technically filigree metal, additionally refined with 22 carat gold, rose gold or platinum plating, meets horn, giving it a warm look and feel in the finest natural colour structures. This special combination of materials comes in the shape of a model that exudes strong character – as an expression of a new zeitgeist that combines style, innovation and sustainability.
Artisanship with many handcrafting steps
Make no mistake, more than 200 steps are required to produce a single pair of these sunglasses. They combine the innovative power of Mercedes-Benz with the historically evolved art of handcrafting that is synonymous with MAYBACH Icons of Luxury. THE CREATOR draws on the valuable experience and treasures of both worlds to interpret and help shape the current zeitgeist with a modern design idiom.
Luxury, design and handcrafting at the highest level
Fans of the Mercedes-Maybach spirit will probably recognise similarities to the Maybach logo in the CREATOR’s shape: the smooth corners of the frames and the flowing aesthetics are emblematic of the brand’s most exclusive models. A highlight is the bridge, which takes cues from the radiator grille and reinterprets them. The comfortable spring hinges on the temples are seamlessly integrated into the logo. It’s that attention to detail that makes this pair truly stand out.
As mentioned above, a particularly important feature of the new sunglasses is the natural horn that is used in the frame of the glasses. It comes from the company IVKO, which bring its many years of experience to bear in MAYBACH Eyewear. The horn used for the glasses comes from Asian water buffalo, which are commonly found in farming communities in many parts of the world and whose strength is an indispensable help in everyday life for the local people. They revere these valuable animals, not one of which has to lose its life because of its horn. Mature horn is best suited for making the glasses – so the older the animals, the more beautiful the horn becomes.
THE CREATOR – available in ten different colour variants
THE CREATOR is available in a range of colour combinations, including three models with 22k gold plating and two models each with rose gold or platinum plating on a premium titanium base. This is found in the logos, the striking bridge design and the trim around the glass. The three models with metal elements in matt black convey special character. In addition to the red colour variant with white marbled horn, there is a black-black combination, which subtly emphasises the contrasts between the materials and between gloss and matt effects, as well as a variant in black-white-black, which plays with pronounced contrasts. Each pair has its uniqueness, making it rather hard to decide!
Take your pick now and find out more about this superb collection by MAYBACH Icons of Luxury x Mercedes-Benz by visiting: www.maybach-eyewear.com/
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