BLACKFIN introduces AirGlass, Barberini’s polarized lens
Blackfin titanium frames are now available with Barberini’s polarized lens, AirGlass for the first time. The two Italian companies have combined their expertise to introduce a design product that pushes beyond the limits of weight, they say. Weighing just 9 grams more than the corresponding plastic lenses, the new Blackfin AirGlass are a distillation of artisan expertise and innovation.
“Blackfin is extremely proud of its partnership with Barberini, global leader in the mineral glass lens sector. Titanium is well-known for its excellent qualities, including its light weight; glass is the material that ensures optimum optical performance but is typically perceived as heavy. Both Blackfin and Barberini have set themselves apart in terms of state-of-the-art processing of these two materials. By combining our respective skill sets, we aim to show that it is possible to offer a new visual experience in a product of excellence that is surprisingly lightweight,” stated Blackfin CEO Nicola Del Din.
“We are excited to announce our partnership with Blackfin, which demonstrates how the fusion of our expertise can create a unique visual experience, from the distinctive lightweight nature of titanium to the exceptional optical performance of Barberini glass. This partnership represents the perfect alliance between cutting-edge technology and fine craftsmanship, offering a new perspective when it comes to lightweight eyewear without compromising on quality” said Francesco Leccisi, Barberini Sun Solution Commercial Director.
Blackfin AirGlass lenses, with Barberini mineral glass, overcome the limitations of plastic lenses, eliminating distortion and aberrations. Blackfin Ultra-HDR technology, made possible thanks to the addition by Barberini of rare-earth elements like neodymium, praseodymium and erbium, are designed to noticeably improve the perception of colours and contrasts. Highly resistant to scratches and wear over time, the lenses also offer enhanced colour quality and clarity.
Blackfin introduces the AirGlass lenses on its new Mavericks, in the Blackfin Pacific series, a fusion of avant-garde design and cutting-edge technology. The lenses are also available on a selection of other Blackfin styles, guaranteeing the availability of the technology to a broad range of consumers.