BLAC is the world’s first adjustable carbon fiber frame, with the patent to prove it.
BLAC is revolutionary designer eyewear made from carbon fiber reinforced with titanium. All of the frames are lightweight, but yet very strong. BLAC is designed and handmade exclusively by our own production team in the Bellinger House in Risskov, Denmark.
The story of BLAC
The story begins with designer Claus Bellinger and his fascination of McLaren’s carbon-composite MP4-1 body, which rocked the Formula 1 World at Silverstone in 1981. The MP4-1 was the first full carbon Formula 1 body, designed as a molding, rather than the traditional series of flat aluminum panels mechanically fixed together. The reward for challenging conventional thinking was a gigantic leap in strength and sturdiness that would revolutionize racing car design. The characteristics of the carbon fiber and fiberglass composite are its unique woven surface – an unusual lightness combined with great strength.
BLAC is handmade in Denmark by our own specialized production team located in the Bellinger House in Risskov, Denmark. BLAC is the world’s first adjustable carbon temple, with a patent to prove it. The top secret, novel production process allows each BLAC frame to get special attention and craftsmanship, ensuring a unique design of each frame. All frames are custom-made by hand for each individual customer with hinges, screws and end tips tailored for our BLAC frames.
All carbon fiber and fiberglass frames in the BLAC line are manufactured using the raw material directly in the process. No lacquer is attached providing each frame with a unique raw surface of the woven carbon fiber and fiberglass fabric.
The design team
The design process is the first step when creating the BLAC frames – a process where we continue to challenge the boundaries of conventional thinking, and where each BLAC frame is brought to life.
Founder and co-owner Claus Bellinger is the creative director of BLAC. Together with industrial designer Peter Wittrock, they work with new materials, colors and shapes that can either enhance the carbon or add to the design. Keeping true to the BLAC concept, they design new shapes that are edgy, cool, minimalistic, and that exploit the advantages of the carbon fiber, aiming for a BLAC collection that fits and looks great.
We are proud to have developed the world’s first adjustable carbon frame and now we can prove it.
One of the key features about BLAC is the adjustable temples! This is also why we have been given a patent for the idea of implanting a metal core inside a carbon fiber lamination. In our case we use a titanium core, but the patent is for all metal.
By doing so we add a new unique feature to the carbon fiber material. With no metal core inside, the carbon fiber would be completely stiff and if bended return to its original shape. However, with the titanium core implanted, we add the possibility to change and adjust.