Case study curated by Yuchen Luo/Trafalgar

Values:Small-economy / local resource / recycling

Dresden is an Australian studio that produces fair-price glasses inspirited by German values of design and manufacturing. They collect materials from disposal to create new materials, like TR90 – a lightweight, ultra-durable, fully recyclable nylon. Like other factory, they produce glasses by cheap injection moulding, but understanding patients’ prescription by hand-making to meet special facial characteristic. In addition, Customer’s can easily fix or re-new the glasses by changing components. Dresden’s glasses are built by three commonly parts: lens, leg, and screw, which will fit all Dresden products. Also they receive old product exchange with discount, even though their glasses are selling no more than AU$100. Without doubt, this studio is trying to contribute a sustainable society.

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