Austrian independent eyewear brand ANDY WOLF has launched a joint collection PARAISO together with tableware label MOTEL A MIIO. Together, the two brands have designed a mini collection consisting of two ceramic pieces and two matching sunglasses in two colors each.
The collection finds its inspiration in a paradisiacal spot: a blooming garden. The light of dawn, the play of colors in the flowers, the smell of fresh earth – who wouldn’t want to immerse themselves in this paradise? The Capsule Collection Paraiso designed by Andy Wolf x Motel A Miio captures the light, the colors, and the earth and has two delightful ceramic products and two matching sunglasses. This is also reflected in the choice of name: ADAM (unisex) means something like red earth or soil, ALBA (feminine) means white in Latin – Bolus Alba = white clay. The color world is also reflected in the name, so Alba means morning glow in Spanish, reminiscent of the soft color gradients on frames and ceramics.
Both – ceramics and eyewear – should relate to each other and be in harmony. As in nature, one conditions the other, and the boundaries between eyewear and interior blur. The result is two special ceramic pieces: the key piece is the vase xx, in which the lens shape of ALBA was adopted for the shapely outer contour. Looking at the organic shape of the vase from above, it gives the perfect lens shape of the sunglasses lens. For the xx tray, the lens of the ADAM unisex frame was adopted, giving the tray its shape. The xx vase has fresh, overlapping color accents, while the xx tray plays with color highlights on the edge of the tray. Both pieces were handmade and painted in Portugal, each product is unique.
The two sunglasses ADAM and ALBA are a pair like from the paradisiacal Garden of Eden. ADAM is a classic unisex canto frame, ALBA is feminine, organically shaped, and oversized. Deliberately placed facets give both glasses depth and 3-dimensionality – ADAM has a subtle, slightly slanted inner facet all around the lens, reminiscent of the edge of a tablet. ALBA contrasts this with a deep facet and a material thickness of 10 mm acetate, making it the partner of the deep vase. The pair glows in floral colors: a summery vertical pink-grey gradient, a honey brown, a classic beige-brown, and a luminous brown-blue gradient with a yellow accent.
The eyewear is limited to 500 pieces per color and style worldwide. Both companies stand for sustainability and local production, so it was especially important for the cooperation that both glasses and ceramics are 100% locally handmade in Austria and Portugal respectively.
ABOUT ANDY WOLF
ANDY WOLF EYEWEAR is a Contemporary Eyewear Brand from Austria, founded in 2006 by the two namesakes Andreas Pirkheim (Andy) and Wolfgang Scheucher (Wolf). All glasses and sunglasses are exclusively handmade in their own manufactories in Hartberg (Austria) and Jura (France) with certiﬁed materials. As an independent eyewear label, ANDY WOLF EYEWEAR convinces through the combination of modern and unique design, no visible logo, local production in Europe and the high demand for quality. Since 2022, for every Andy Wolf frame sold, 1 square meter of flower meadow in Austria is recultivated and preserved.
ABOUT MOTEL A MIIO
The success story of Motel a Miio started in 2016, when the founders Anna von Hellberg and Laura Castien fell in love with handmade pottery while on vacation together in Portugal. Out of enthusiasm and a gut feeling, the two unceremoniously packed a small load of the unique stoneware to bring the vacation feeling home to friends and acquaintances as well. Only five years later, Motel a Miio is one of the most successful and well-known brands for ceramics in Europe. In the meantime, Anna and Laura have opened 22 stores (are certainly more by then) in Europe in addition to their online store, and many more countries are planned. The collections are produced fairly and environmentally friendly in Portugal and the designs are handpicked and painted. This creates very special one-of-a-kind pieces. But also in terms of people management, sustainable and responsible actions play a big role for Anna and Laura. Their defined values should run through the entire supply chain and the focus should be on people.