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Spiral-Bound Spectacles

The Monoqool Helix NXT Series Nixes Hinges

— August 13, 2011 — Art & Design
The basic assembly of eyeglasses has changed very little in generations, so it's actually quite a surprise to see that what the Monoqool Helix NXT Series suggests is much simpler than its precursors. The sleek line of spectacles may exude a chic contemporary appeal, but the technology behind their design is really quite uncomplicated.

There are exactly three components when it comes to each set of frames, which includes the acetate eye wire setting and two temples. There are no hinges built into these glasses, and hence there are no screws and no finicky manufacturing. The arms of Monoqool Helix NXT Series spectacles can rotate 360 degrees around until removal, operating on the principle of spiral-bound notebooks. Designed by Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbaek of Tools, this product earned a Red Dot Design Award in 2010.
Trend Themes
1. Simplified Eyewear - The Monoqool Helix NXT Series showcases a simplified eyewear design with no hinges, screws, or finicky manufacturing.
2. Hingeless Glasses - The absence of hinges in the Monoqool Helix NXT Series introduces a disruptive innovation opportunity for the eyewear industry.
3. Minimalist Eyewear - The sleek and uncomplicated design of the Monoqool Helix NXT Series represents a trend towards minimalist eyewear.
Industry Implications
1. Eyewear - The Monoqool Helix NXT Series sets the stage for disruptive innovation in the eyewear industry with its hingeless design.
2. Manufacturing - The elimination of hinges and screws in the Monoqool Helix NXT Series presents a disruptive innovation opportunity in the manufacturing sector.
3. Design - The award-winning design of the Monoqool Helix NXT Series highlights disruptive innovation possibilities in the design industry.
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