Premium lifestyle brand Porsche Design will introduce a range of eyewear featuring hi-tech material, usually used in motorsports, at next month’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference (Riviera Village RE17).

The brand said it is the first time that it has used carbon fibre, from factory-made material which is 0.005-0.008mm thick, in sunglass design. The fibre is described as very light, ‘enormously’ strong and corrosion resistant.

“Carbon fibres have many benefits for the automobile industry: not only are they 80% lighter than steel, but they are four times as strong as aluminium,” Porsche Design stated. “The remarkable properties of this material are of equal benefit for eyewear.”

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The company said the lightness of the carbon fibres offers the wearer comfort and the woven fibres create a unique design element. “Carbon fibres also win over other materials with their incredible stability and heat resistance,” the company added.

The sunglasses range includes a new P‘8651 model in an aviator design, featuring a golden frame and green-brown tinted lenses. The temples are made of black carbon fibres and are available in four different colour shades.