LUCAS DE STAËL
Lucas de Staël started his own company, Undostrial, before launching his eponymous brand in 2012. The workshop then set up in an old printing factory, located in the 19th precinct of Paris, turning this new location into an experimental laboratory, genuine hub for creation and production. The creations result from a constant will to blend traditional crafting with unexpected materials. The designers, jewelers and artists, are able to develop their own tools and methods in order to create elegant and delicate frames. The workshop offers a perfect space for creation where the goal is to transform matter into art, to experiment without restraints, in order to materialize the wildest dreams into reality. We reconsider the way industrial production is made by offering high end handcrafted frames, entirely produced in said Parisian workshop.
By combining traditional French know-how with an innovative mindset, the workshop is perpetually redefining, by-passing and pushing the limits and rules of eyewear manufacturing. Thanks to a multidisciplinary approach, prototypes and patented processes are developed before the actual production can be started. The mineral, vegetal and animal are used as noble resources, reinterpreted and magnified within the workshop. Every single
spectacle is structured around high quality surgical stainless steel, covered with a thin layer of titanium. Special care is put into the origin and quality of the materials.
Lite Acetate Collection: MYKITA has developed an eyewear concept based on a simple technical construction that unites two contrasting materials: acetate and stainless steel. Forgoing the conventional use of screws or glue, the attachment is made using a tailored click-in connection. Effortless in its mechanics, the beauty of the collection manifests in the meeting of warm, vivid acetate to sleek, gleaming steel. Perfectly balanced for supreme everyday comfort and a refined aesthetic, the new LITE glasses introduce MYKITA’s most slender acetate frame to date. A small metal square on either side of the front becomes a subtle trademark of the range, simultaneously embodying the MYKITA design maxim that the technical solution must also be an aesthetic one. The modern mix of surface and colour tone accentuates the inherent elegance of the technical construction: gold meets dusty pink or sophisticated black, shiny graphite is paired with transparent or cloudy acetate. This contemporary use of contrast meets with unfussy, classic shapes for a perfectly balanced structure and aesthetic.