Technology plays a role in the manufacturing of HAPTER glasses: but, differently from traditional industries, where machines have the long-term mission of replacing human labor, HAPTER industrial artisans, or techno-artisans, humanize the technology. They apply a sartorial approach to it, they challenge it, they push the machine to create unique out-of-standard pieces, one-by-one, reaching a substantial productive inefficiency, therefore changing the original goal it has been built for.
RESEARCH OF DESIGN THAT FITS OPPOSITES TOGETHER
HAPTER is research of design that fits opposites together, blending them to create a coexistence of different industrial cultures and materials.
A union between the rigor of precision Nordic engineering (rational, technical, methodological, industrial), and emotional Mediterranean savoir-faire.
Experimental crafting methods, between the minimal structural concept and the traditional sensitivity of what is handmade.
HANDMADE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Thanks to handmade traditional sensitivity, spiced by a true obsession for technique, in HAPTER, materials and methods are twisted together in a new dimension of an exclusive industrial-artisanal process: efficient, linear and sustainable, focusing on the respect for materials.
Creating exclusive manufacturing techniques and design solutions, able to maximize the aesthetic and tactile properties of the objects, materials that are different in nature are combined through special receipts, that are either patented, unprecedented in the industry or simply jealously and secretly kept.
“It was all a dreamy vision of a new concept of eyewear, and a reckless will to do it. It has been an underground journey developing a revolutionary production process to create it It is now an exclusive product concept, a special blend of advanced design, fibers and materials”
TRADITIONAL MANIFACTURING, OF THE FUTURE
Man is again at the heart of the technological, yet artisanal, process: post-industrial artisans that dominate and encourage the progress (rather than suffer its consequences), and challenge the machine, franticly giving life to unique pieces and new methods. It’s an additive approach to manufacturing, creating “the traditional manufacturing of the future”, thanks to the re-training of the «industrial artisans»: evolved artisans that can use their know-how and skills to create the next level of handmade, where technology plays its role.