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Founded in 2003, Mykita represents the essence of 21st century high-tech and high-end design. Engineered in Germany, Mykita frames feature patented screwless hinges and sleek modern lines. The company’s designers, Harald Gottschling and Philipp Haffmans, are true innovators and forward-thinkers. Their most popular collection features frames handmade from special, high quality stainless steel. Durable yet lightweight, these eyeglasses are so comfortable that you’ll forget you’re wearing them. It is not a surprise that world renown celebrities like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Christian Slater, Bruce Willis and Jason Statham choose Mykita. In fact, discerning customers worldwide appreciate the comfort and elegance of Mykita, where high technology meets high style.
Mykita has won international design competitions not just in the eyeglass design category but for product design in general including:
MYKITA *Collection No.1*
The first collection from MYKITA is made with highest quality stainless steel that just 0.5 mm thick giving the wearer an ultra-light feel. During production, every part of the frame is cut out of thin sheet metal and folded into light-weight design. Linking the temples to the face of the frame is a German egineered, remarkably elegant and screw-less hinge designed to ensure unparalleled flexibility while fitting perfectly to the wearer's face. The technical design of the hinge coupled with aesthetically pleasing look is a recognizable trademark of MYKITA. MYKITA chose a high-quality PVD finish and a state-of-the-art vacuum-heat coating technique that guarantees a non-oxidizing and highly wear-resistant surface on the frame. *Collection No.1* has over 50 styles and the glasses are available in a choice of ten colors while the sunglasses are available in eight colors.
MYKITA *Collection No.2*
The MYKITA design team had for some time been planning to make a collection incorporating a fuller-bodied material, and eventually decided on cellulose acetate. Basically composed of cotton, wood pulp, acetate and pigments, it is a natural material that has a long tradition in the eyewear industry. *Collection No.2* indeed shares a variety of features with the original concept. It features a “snap-hinge” made of 0.8 mm flat sheet metal familiar from the construction principles applied in the first collection. A major new innovation was the use of photomechanical etching technology. The connection point between the hinge and the acetate frame likewise represented a unique challenge for the designers. The fourteen prescription styles and six sunglasses are available in a range of opaque colors, with no lamination.
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