1856 Blog #2 - Monokel Sunglasses

Posted on May 04 2017

1856 Blog #2 - Monokel Sunglasses
We spoke to the one of the founders of Monokel Eyewear Robert Sandgren about his brand.
Here's what he had to say.....
'Hi Rob, can you tell us a little bit about Monokel Eyewear'
'Well, Monokel Eyewear is a unisex sunglass label based in Stockholm, Sweden. We design and produce handcrafted sunglasses in premium plant based acetate with lenses from Carl Zeiss Vision.'
'Plant Base Acetate, sounds interesting, can you explain bit more..?'
It's non-petroleum based which, basically means it is harmless to the environment. Petroleum-based products are harmful to the environment and inexpensive. Cellulose acetate is made from a renewable resource, it's lightweight, and strong. It also has the widest range for transparency, rich colors, and finishes. And at the same, it is hypoallergenic which is why it is considered the highest quality plastic material for eyeglasses.'
"What is Monokel Eyewears Philosophy?'
Haha, well Monokel Eyewear’s brand 'philosophy' stems from the mix of simplicity, functionalism and perfection in details in Nordic mid-century modernism, paired with an endless curiosity for the human mind and its need for creative expression.'
"What is Inspiration for this Season's Designs?'

"We have continued to draw inspiration from the architecture of Stockholm, channeling the arresting visuals of Stockholm’s metro stations across a range of brand new silhouettes."


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