Hapter – A Dream Becomes a Design

Military Goggle with Nostalgia and Romanticism

19th February 2014 A mountain climbing expedition by Italian designers Eric Balzan and Mirko Forti led to the discovery of glacier military goggles from WWII, that they found on a summit within the Dolomite mountains. A creative concept was born, and the duo founded Hapter in January 2013 with an expressive collection of eyewear, crafted from  beautiful Cerruti 1881 fabrics. Now Balzan and Forti have created a replica of the heirloom goggles  – MG  Military Goggle.

MG - Military Google by Hapter creators Eric Balzan and Mirko Forti
MG – Military Google by Hapter creators Eric Balzan and Mirko Forti

The design unites a meticulous technological system with artisanal handcrafted materials. The result is a stunning piece with a special fusion of industrial-grade surgical steel, and an 18 micron superfine Merino wool in military green. The material is inspired by a Cerruti Woolen Mills fabric, masterfully woven from the finest wools in Queensland Australia. Hapter respects history, and the design is a tribute to an echo of the past, coupled with 21st century innovation. www.hapter.it JG