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Clear lines, unadorned elegance, pragmatic excellence; these are attributes that could not be closer to our own understanding of design, and also shapes our new special edition frames “Walter & Wassily”, dedicated entirely to the Bauhaus era.
The high-end sunglasses inspired by Walter Gropius and Wassily Kandinsky (a painter and teacher at the Bauhaus) is a tribute to the clear formal language of the legendary Bauhaus figureheads. The metal tubes of the Bauhaus epoch were translated into an adaptable titanium frame, the unmistakable circle is a central design element in a futuristic 3D print, and essential shades such as brass, black and silver provide an interesting contrast throughout the high-end frames.
The high-end sunglasses are also a creative take on their ethos that “form follows function”. For our “Walter & Wassily” campaign shoot, we reinterpreted the legendary Bauhaus credo and, adopting the motto “human follows form”, we’ve shown how design and people can be staged as an innovative duo.
While interior design and architecture have long been celebrated as the primary disciplines of good taste, we have strived to make sunglasses — our everyday companions — an impressive design object. This intention paid off: For our Bauhaus-inspired special edition we won the coveted 2019 Red Dot Award for Product Design! Out of 5.500 competitors Walter & Wassily was chosen to be one of the best product designs.