2017 / Material Design / Manufacturing / Professional

Landaulet 96

  • Prizes
    Gold in Material Design/Manufacturing
  • Company
    Rolf-roland Wolf Gmbh, Austria
  • Lead Designer
    Marija Iljazovic
  • Project Link

The new Landaulet 96 from the ROLF evolved
collection has a clean design which combines
an angular shape with a keyhole bridge. The
unusual and outstanding design gives the
Landaulet a refined note and represents a
blend of simple elegance and precision. This
results in a look that is simultaneously
distinguished, stylish, and fresh.
A timeless and classic accessory,
brilliantly executed in design and
technology.
The finest wood from the Landaulet, here in
smoked cherry, is a natural material,
vibrant, warm, and comfortable to wear. The
product is designed for the spectacle wearer
and offers the utmost in comfort, but also
in durability and look.
ROLF frames are extremely light, with no
metal or screws, maintenance-free,
antistatic and suitable for allergy
sufferers.
Another special feature of ROLF is the hinge
that is also made from natural material. For
this highlight we process beech wood to
pressed wood, which is very robust and shows
an extremely high lifetime.
The patented glazing system allows us to set
the lenses without cutting through the
frame. Moreover, it is possible to insert
and exchange the lenses at any time without
affecting the frame.
ROLF Spectacles’ ambition and motivation is
to continuously develop further and
constantly create something new that never
existed before. With loving attention to
detail the premium natural eyewear made out
of wood, stone and horn is handcrafted in-
house in the Tyrolean mountains. ROLF
Spectacles combines exclusive eyewear design
with innovative materials and technologies
as well as high levels of craftsmanship with
a special emphasis on innovation and
sustainability.

Bio
ROLF‘s high-quality, extremely light wood, stone and horn eyewear are handmade. A main focus of the company is to set design trends and realize new ideas. The in-house research and development department invented a new type of wooden eyeglasses and a special glazing system for rigid materials. ROLF glasses come without screws and metal, are maintenance-free and are ideally suited for allergy sufferers. Since 2009, ROLF Spectacles has been a pioneer in creating natural eyewear. ROLF invented the flexible FLEXLOCK hinge technology in 2017 and was awarded with the Silmo d'Or award.

Other prizes
Silmo d'Or 2009 Red Dot Design Award 2010 Silmo d'Or 2010 V.Award Silver 2011 DME - honourable mention 2011 iOFT Eyewear of the Year 2012 Red Dot Design Award 2012 Good Design Award Japan 2012 Good Design Award Australia 2012 Newcomer of the Year Award - Hall of Frames 2012 Tiroler JungunternehmerInnenpreis 2012 A' Design Award 2013 Materialica Design + Technology Award 2013 V.Award Silver 2013 Core77 Design Award 2013 Hall of frames - Best in show award - GOLD 2013 Staatspreis Design 2013- shortlisted 2013 Copenhagen Specs Award "The Visitor's Choice" 2014 Red Dot Design Award 2014 IDEA International Design Excellence Award 2014 Vision-X award | Nominee 2014 Optician Awards 2014 | Finalist 2014 IDEA International Design Excellene Award | Finalist 2015 German Design Award 2015 German Design Award | Nominee 2015 Annual Multimedia Award | honorable mention 2015 Born Global Champion 2015 iF Design Award 2015 Good Design Award Australia 2015 Focus Open | GOLD - Internationaler Designpreis Baden-Württemberg 2015 Spark Design Award - Spark! 2015 Materialica Design + Technology Award 2015 V.Award Gold 2015 Spark Design Award - GOLD 2015 good design award (US) 2015 IDA design awards - GOLD 2015 IF design award 2016 german brand award 2016 Green Product Award - Selection 2016 2016 Design Intelligence Award 2016 Optician Awards 2016 | Finalist 2016 Vision-X VP Awards | nominee 2016 European Product Design Award | Gold 2017 Green Good Design Award 2017

Photo Credit: Rolf-roland Wolf Gmbh