aether's new audio-enabled eyewear collection invites users to create their own ambience

Apr 02, 2021

unveiling its premier collection of audio-enabled glasses, newly-launched brand aether invites eyewear users to create their personal ambience. combining refined design with innovative open-ear sound technology, the series seeks to generate a next-level listening experience through a selection of stylish eyewear pieces.

identifying a niche at the intersection of sound, vision and style, aether’s team used their knowledge in product design, brand development and creative direction to introduce a new mode of personal expression, with this debut eyewear collection embedded with open-ear audio technology. engineered for performance and comfort, each pair weighs less than 40 grams, and powers up to deliver 3 hours’ playtime via a single charge in an accompanying brushed aluminium case.

‘our goal was to create a wearable design object as a portal to a holistic aural experience, allowing users to tune into the soundscape that reflects their mood while staying connected to the present moment,’ says hannes unt, aether creative director and co-founder.

‘just as fragrance offers an ambient form of sensory expression, aether audio eyewear allows wearers to redefine how they look and listen as they move through their everyday’ shares the aether team. a simple tap at the temple of the distinctive frames – characterized by sleek curves and clean lines – activates rich directional sound, allowing users to ‘seamlessly press play on the soundtrack of their lives’. crafted from italian mazzucchelli acetate and fitted with carl zeiss vision lenses, the collection features 5 models available in 3 colourways as sunglasses and optical-compatible blue light glasses.

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name: aether audio eyewear brand: aether

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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom