Shadeshares x HAMK - The brief


8 students from HAMK’s “Smart and sustainable design” bachelor’s program were given the brief of bridging together two different cultures with design. 


"Shadeshares is a strong blend of the two cultures. Our unique designs are created in collaboration with Finnish designers and the Kenyan team. Scandinavian simplicity is seen and felt in the shape and material of the sunglasses. Kenyan culture is manifested in the quality of craftsmanship."

Ask yourself

• How design and color can be combined in interesting and contrasting ways

• Blend of materials - How can birch veneer be combined with another material? What could this material be?

• Possibilities for personalising/ customising sunglasses

• Think outside the box

Students sketches and prototypes 

Student mood board

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