Maybach designs very expensive sunglasses made of gold, titanium and water buffalo horn
Gorden Wagener, chief designer of Mercedes-Benz, is a very talented man. So he decided to flex his versatile muscles with a new non-automotive project developed in partnership with Maybach Icons of Luxury.
Wagener designed sunglasses that look very futuristic. Called CREATOR, they are made of luxurious, exotic materials such as titanium, platinum, gold and horns of Asian water buffaloes.
“The CREATOR glasses, developed in close cooperation with MAYBACH Icons of Luxury, combine a high level of craftsmanship with exclusive, durable materials,” said Wagener. “Design combines technical accuracy and stylish lightness.”
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Although the use of the first few materials does not require explanation, water buffalo horns have been provided by IVKO, a company that has been working with natural horns since 1978.
The Asian water buffalo, which is often found in farming communities, is a heavy animal that is respected in its communities. Fortunately, there is no need to slaughter animals for their horns, as they get older, their horns become more beautiful and valuable.
The horn can be processed in several colors and indeed THE CREATOR glasses are offered in 10 versions. If you want a horny yellow color, the glasses come with gold mirror lenses, in dark black they get dark gray lenses, and cream / green marble lenses come with a green gradient. All of them are 22k gold plated on the bridge.
And models with a pink gold bridge can get a dark black natural horn with gray gradient lenses or a cream frame with pink gold lenses (although this is a limited edition). The glasses are also available with platinum ornaments, which are available in dark black, cream or marble blue.
And the general shape of the glasses should refer to Maybach’s cars. According to Mercedes, they have rounded corners and flowing aesthetics, which are “the emblem of the most exclusive models.” The gold or platinum-plated bridge draws its inspiration from Maybach’s net.
“Luxury has always been our soul and it is constantly evolving. The CREATOR depicts our path to luxury, the pursuit of beauty and the wonders beyond the car, and the innovative demands of the brand, ”explains Wagener.
Available from the summer of 2022, the glasses will be sold where permitted Triumph icons of Maybach Retailers starting at $ 2,880 and rising to $ 3,590.
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