SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 13, 2012) - Protos, a San Francisco-based company, launches its first collection of 3D printed sunglasses. In a region abundant with software tech magnates, they've proven technology can also be used to make ground-breaking eyewear.
Protos offers designs that can only be made by leveraging the most cutting edge software and 3D printing technology. Though many have claimed to do so, they are one of only a small handful of companies that have created something refined enough to truly be sold as a usable, lasting product. Each pair of sunglasses purchased from Protos is produced via laser sintering, which builds each frame layer by layer of material. The properties of this intricate layering process are leveraged to result in bold and striking designs that are unachievable through standard manufacturing methods. This first collection showcases the realm of possibilities with 3D printing.
The debut line includes the Hal Pixel, which has gained praise and recognition from the industrial design community. Protos eyewear was recently featured on style-design website Notcot.org.
"Protos Eyewear [is] a radically different approach to eyewear that opens the frontiers to limitless fun," says Phnam Bagley, Founder and Design Director at Eternal Luxe.
Sunglasses start at $180 USD and can be shipped all over the world. All six of the pairs are available for purchase through their website: http://protoseyewear.com.
Protos will soon offer custom eyewear with a tailored fit based on an individual's facial measurements and dimensions.
Established in 2011, Protos Eyewear is a company based in San Francisco. Its founders -- Marc Levinson, John Mauriello, Doug Ponciano, and Richart Ruddie -- formed Protos with a vision to create sunglasses using cutting edge 3D printing. Protos Eyewear is a collaborative use of the team's knowledge in industrial design, architecture, and state-of-the-art manufacturing.