Michael Najjar designed the futuristic sunglasses “SKYVIEW ONE” as part of his “outer space” series. The glasses are inspired by his 2019 picture “skyspace ONE” which is a homage to the coming generation of space travellers. In the picture a boy floats weightlessly in a space station orbiting Mars. He is wearing a light grey space suit accented with neon yellow stripes, together with glowing neon yellow shoes and distinctive data goggles. His gaze is directed upwards to the ceiling where there is a concentric light panel reminiscent of a solar system with elliptical planetary orbits. The design of the new glasses quotes elements of this picture.
Michael Najjar created the sunglasses in association with Die Sehmänner, Berlin. They are made from polyamide powder in a 3D printing process by the company Klenze und Baum in Munich. The lenses of highly refractive antireflection plastic with a grey-yellow gradient tint were especially developed for the glasses. The screwless metal hinges of stainless steel were coated with a special neon yellow colour. For presentation and storage of the glasses the Berlin based design studio IONDESIGN developed a handmade, tube-shaped display case of transparent and neon-coloured plexiglas in which the glasses seem to float weightlessly.
“Skyview ONE” is available in a limited edition of 25. For purchase inquiries, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Die Sehmänner shop in Berlin.