Porsche Design uses carbon fibre for the first time

Carbon fibres measure around 5-8 micrometres in thickness and are factory-made materials that contain carbon. Until now, this technology has primarily been used in motorsports and the automobile industry. Whilst being enormously strong and resistant to corrosion, the material is also very light – properties that are also beneficial for spectacles. As a result, Porsche Design has now decided to transfer this special technology to the production of eyewear, including new sunglasses that can be seen on the Porsche Design stand at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference (RIVIERA VILLAGE, RE17). Carbon fibre in spectacles – product benefits Carbon fibres have many benefits for the automobile industry: not only are they 80% lighter than steel, but they are four times as strong as aluminium. The remarkable properties of this material are of equal benefit for eyewear. The lightness of the carbon fibres provides the wearer with exceptional comfort, whilst the woven fibres create a unique design element. Carbon fibres also win over other materials with their incredible stability and heat resistance. The new model – P‘8651 The P‘8651 sunglasses from Porsche Design made of this material are as consistent and timeless as carbon fibre itself. They have a classic, modern aviator design – for example with a golden frame and green-brown tinted lenses. The temples are made of black carbon fibres and are available in four different colour shades. To make an appointment in Cannes, please contact Petra Eckhardt. Email: petra.eckhardt@rodenstock.com

September 4, 2017

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