Seiko Europe, which is known for its thin and aesthetic spectacle lenses, has started an interesting project with Hoët, the design studio in Brussels, and its supplier of 3D-printed frames, Materialise. Seiko says it wants to create high-performance glasses with “perfect shapes and functions” with the help of Hoët, developing design solutions that are only possible with 3D printing. Seiko, whose name stands for “precision” in Japanese, is already marketing its Seiko Titanium and S2 glasses in more than 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Besides his own eponymous collections, Patrick Hoët is working on design projects for other companies.

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