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Nina Mûr goes Eighties

Is it eyewear or a design piece? The world of art and decoration with a fashion twist.

On the centenary of Ettore Sottsass’s birth, with exhibitions and books celebrating the gigantic work of this great artist,  Nina Mûr eyewear presents a new eyewear collection in collaboration with Abet Laminati, inspired by the colours and formal shapes of the artistic movements from the 1980s, like the Bacterio pattern by Sottsass and his work in general, which has influenced many designers all over the world.

 

Ettore Sottsass and Abet Laminati had one of the longest and culturally richest collaborations in the history of design and with the Piedmontese company Sottsass could experiment a lot. It was thanks to him that the consideration that people had of laminate changed completely: it was no longer fake wood or fake marble but became a special material, not a substitute for another product.The important novelty that laminate introduced for Sottsass and the other designers of the movement was the possibility of being decorated. It was during that time that Bacterio, Spugnato or Rete patterns were created.

The new collection designed by Nina Mûr eyewear draws heavily on the breakthrough Eighties approach and presents glasses that are like small sculptures for the face, characterized by decors in laminate which are as crucial as they were for the pieces of furniture designed by Sottsass, De Lucchi or Sowden. A goggle that transgresses the accessory category to become a design piece.

 

The choice to use laminate to produce eyewear is innovative and original and it somehow mirrors the revolutionary idea of creating pieces of furniture with plastic laminates, which caused a stir in the 1980s. For the Spanish brand, working with laminate on the tiny surfaces of glasses represents a break with the past and a real challenge that highlights its craftsmanship excellence and the accurate research on materials.The challenge has been won by Nina Mûr eyewear and this is clear if we take a look at its Original Eighties collection: a structure made of birch wood, characterized by geometric lines and enriched by patterns digitally printed on Abet’s laminates.

*ORIGINAL PATTERN BY ETTORE SOTTSAS

ORIGINAL EIGHTIES

Nathalie Bacterio Pale Pink

Ettore Bacterio Electric Blue

Nathalie Bacterio Satin Gold

Ettore Bacterio Satin Gold

BASIC EIGHTIES

Nathalie Black

Nathalie Pale Pink

Nathalie Satin Gold

Ettore Black

ETTORE AND NATHALIE ORIGINAL MODELS ARE AVAILABLE IN SOLID COLORS AND SATIN GOLD FINISHING.

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A COLLECTION ENRICHED BY OFFERING TWO MAIN SHAPES: NATHALIE AND ETTORE.

THE BASIC MODELS ARE AVAILABLE IN SOLID BLACK AND SATIN GOLD / PINK  FOR NATHALIE.

Product Details
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The Eighties Collection is available on our shop from 290,00€.

Is it eyewear or a design piece? The world of art and decoration with a fashion twist.

On the centenary of Ettore Sottsass’s birth, with exhibitions and books celebrating the gigantic work of this great artist,  Nina Mûr eyewear presents a new eyewear collection in collaboration with Abet Laminati, inspired by the colours and formal shapes of the artistic movements from the 1980s, like the Bacterio pattern by Sottsass and his work in general, which has influenced many designers all over the world.

 

Ettore Sottsass and Abet Laminati had one of the longest and culturally richest collaborations in the history of design and with the Piedmontese company Sottsass could experiment a lot. It was thanks to him that the consideration that people had of laminate changed completely: it was no longer fake wood or fake marble but became a special material, not a substitute for another product.The important novelty that laminate introduced for Sottsass and the other designers of the movement was the possibility of being decorated. It was during that time that Bacterio, Spugnato or Rete patterns were created.

 

The new collection designed by Nina Mûr eyewear draws heavily on the breakthrough Eighties approach and presents glasses that are like small sculptures for the face, characterized by decors in laminate which are as crucial as they were for the pieces of furniture designed by Sottsass, De Lucchi or Sowden. A goggle that transgresses the accessory category to become a design piece.

 

The choice to use laminate to produce eyewear is innovative and original and it somehow mirrors the revolutionary idea of creating pieces of furniture with plastic laminates, which caused a stir in the 1980s. For the Spanish brand, working with laminate on the tiny surfaces of glasses represents a break with the past and a real challenge that highlights its craftsmanship excellence and the accurate research on materials.The challenge has been won by Nina Mûr eyewear and this is clear if we take a look at its Original Eighties collection: a structure made of birch wood, characterized by geometric lines and enriched by patterns digitally printed on Abet’s laminates.

 

ORIGINAL EIGHTIES

Nathalie Bacterio Pale Pink

Ettore Bacterio Electric Blue

Nathalie Bacterio Satin Gold

Ettore Bacterio Satin Gold

BASIC EIGHTIES

Nathalie Black

Nathalie Pale Pink

Nathalie Satin Gold

Ettore Black

ETTORE AND NATHALIE ORIGINAL MODELS ARE AVAILABLE IN SOLID COLORS AND SATIN GOLD FINISHING.

Product Details
Editorial

A collection enriched by offering two main shapes: Nathalie and Ettore.

THE BASIC MODELS ARE AVAILABLE IN SOLID BLACK AND SATIN GOLD / PINK FOR NATHALIE.

Product Details
Editorial

The Eighties Collection is available on our shop from 260,00€.