The DERAPAGE Tornado Super light chassis (SLC) holding the bends
Brand : DERAPAGE
Nico-design has long been the only eyewear manufacturer in the Turin area, and has spent thirty years consolidating its two brands - VANNI and DERAPAGE – on the market. The in-house style centre is the creative heart of the new collections, the place where each model is first conceived, then prototyped after in-depth study of materials and assembly techniques to improve eyewear comfort. Next comes style, as unmistakably Italian as the original brandname: the focus is on fashion trends, which sometimes we surpass, sometimes we harness in an original blend – timeless as all real taste is timeless – an interplay of colour and texture, sophisticated yet stopping short of eccentricity.
Our dedication to precision is absolute. Attention to minute detail, impeccable product quality, proud standard-bearers of Made in Italy around the world. Nico-design does indeed reach out across the world: with sales outlets in over 40 countries, this is a daily part of our life.
Glasses can be made in a host of ways, techniques and materials. One has but to choose. DERAPAGE made that choice twenty-five years ago, an ambitious choice but one that still holds good today: to create exclusive, high-tech designer eyewear. A piece of the future, glimpsed in preview.
Dérapage is a French expression largely used in car racing: a way of negotiating a bend at speed, a mixture of driver control and pushing the vehicle to its performance limit. Something only an expert racing driver would dare. Which ties up with eyewear: “The look is for those who dare”.
Down the years DERAPAGE’s patented fully Italian-made collections have brought technological refinement to concepts that are always an eyewear ‘first’.