Luxottica Group and Google Inc. have agreed from their barrio that they will join forces to design, develop and distribute a new breed of eyewear for Glass. The announcement from its part offers a far reaching strategic partnership between Luxottica and Google to work together across multiple efforts on the creation of innovative wearable devices that gets the iconic status quo as well.
By way of this relationship, Luxottica and Google, who are setting the pace in their respective industries, will match up high-tech developers with fashion designers and eyewear professionals. Specifically, the two Corporations will establish a team of experts devoted to working on the design, development, tooling and engineering of Glass products that straddle the line between high-fashion, followed by lifestyle and innovative technology.
Luxottica supplemented that the two major proprietary brands of the Group, Ray-Ban and Oakley which has a 10-year heritage in the wearable technology space that has in turn evolved from MP3 to HUD devices, will be a part of the collaboration with Glass; nevertheless, details about these new products will be disclosed at a later stage.
Andrea Guerra, CEO of Luxottica Group alleged that- “We live in a world where technological innovation has dramatically changed the way in which we communicate and interact in everything that we do. More importantly, we have come to a point where we now have both a technology push and a consumer pull for wearable technology products and applications.”
Supplementing that – “Seeing such a future, over the last years, Luxottica invested heavily in building-out our technology platforms and digital solutions to combine with our products excellence. We believe that a strategic partnership with a leading player like Google is the ideal platform for developing a new way forward in our industry and answering the evolving needs of consumers on a global scale. We believe it is high time to combine the unique expertise, deep knowledge and quality of our Group with the cutting edge technology expertise of Google and give birth to a new generation of revolutionary devices.”
“Luxottica has built an impressive history over the last 50 years designing, manufacturing and distributing some of the most successful and well-known brands in eyewear today.” held Google VP and head of Google X Astro Teller. Furthering that – “We are thrilled to be partnering with them as we look to push Glass and the broader industry forward into the emerging smart eyewear market.”
The first collection generated by this partnership will pool high-end technology with avant-garde design offering the best in style, quality and performance. These cutting-edge devices will be the result of a novel and unique strategic approach reflecting attention to detail, uncompromising quality and technology nurtured in the global market.