Introducing SPINE frames

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Invented by Italian designer Guido Medana, the SPINE hinge is a result of Guido’s lifelong career in engineering. Drawing from his expertise in a myriad of technical fields, SPINE is his ultimate solution to hinge design in the optical world.

spine1Inspired by the interaction between vertebrae, SPINE solves age-old hinge limitations. Globally patented, you can be assured there is no substitute, so don’t accept one.

The spun wire cable is the heart of the SPINE hinge. It’s diameter is a mere 0.60mm and at full tensile strength can hold over 300kg. The dual springs not only provide the pulling power of SPINE, but they allow the articulation of the vertebrae and enable our unique auto-shut mechanism.

There are 5 working SPINE vertebrae constantly interacting seamlessly with each other to create a 90 degree hinge opening. As every element helps the other to take the strain, they rotate only 18 degrees meaning they share the load, making wear from friction virtually non-existent.

Inspired by vertebrae these micro injection metal (MiM) hingespine 2s flex to fit any face shape, they constantly grip with the lightest of touch and when lifted from the face temples shut automatically.

There are no screws loose here – because there are no screws used in SPINE working mechanics. Accidental impacts are glanced off as SPINE moves in all directions, absorbing and dissipating shocks thus greatly reducing breakage.

Now available at Elcott Opticians. Enquire in-store for more details.


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