Blackfin introduces AirGlass, the revolutionary Barberini polarized lens in ultra-thin glass that redefines the balance between weight and optical quality.


Blackfin titanium frames pair with Barberini pure mineral glass lenses. Enter AirGlass: Light as Air, Clear as Glass, for a superior visual experience.

The two Italian companies have combined their expertise to introduce a design product that pushes beyond the limits of weight, achieving the perfect balance between lightness and quality. Weighing just 9 grams more than the corresponding plastic lenses, the new Blackfin AirGlass are a distillation of artisan mastery and innovation.

“Blackfin is extremely proud of its partnership with Barberini, global leader in the mineral glass lens sector. Titanium is well-known for its excellent qualities, including its light weight; glass is the material that ensures optimum optical performance but is typically perceived as heavy. Both Blackfin and Barberini have set themselves apart in terms of state-of-the-art processing of these two materials. By combining our respective skill sets, we aim to show that it is possible to offer a new visual experience in a product of excellence that is surprisingly lightweight,” stated Blackfin CEO Nicola Del Din.

“We are excited to announce our partnership with Blackfin, which demonstrates how the fusion of our expertise can create a unique visual experience, from the distinctive lightweight nature of titanium to the exceptional optical performance of Barberini glass. This partnership represents the perfect alliance between cutting-edge technology and fine craftsmanship, offering a new perspective when it comes to lightweight eyewear without compromising on quality” said Francesco Leccisi, Barberini Sun Solution Commercial Director.

Blackfin AirGlass lenses, with high-quality Barberini mineral glass, overcome the limitations of plastic lenses, eliminating distortion and aberrations. These cutting-edge polarized lenses offer a clearer view of the world, neutralizing glare and reflections to minimize eye fatigue. Blackfin Ultra-HDR technology, made possible thanks to the addition by Barberini of rare-earth elements like neodymium, praseodymium and erbium, noticeably improves the perception of colors and contrasts. Highly resistant to scratches and wear over time, the lenses offer enhanced color quality and exceptional clarity. They also undergo oleophobic and hydrophobic treatments, ensuring clear, unaltered vision under all conditions, with enhanced protection from UV radiation and intrusive reflections.

Blackfin introduces the innovative ultra-thin AirGlass lenses on its new MAVERICKS, in the Blackfin Pacific series, a fusion of avant-garde design and cutting-edge technology. These game-changing lenses are also available on a selection of other Blackfin styles, guaranteeing the availability of this extraordinary technology to a broad range of consumers.

Blackfin AirGlass is an impeccable blend of innovation and biocompatibility. Blackfin titanium products not only assert themselves as icons of design, but offer skin-friendly contact and deliver sharp optical clarity. Each component – supplied and artisan-crafted in Italy – reflects the company’s commitment to social and environmental sustainability. AirGlass is not only a masterpiece of lens technology, but also a statement of well-being and responsibility that we call Neomadeinitaly.

With AirGlass, Blackfin and Barberini redefine the standards of excellence in vision for a new optical experience – light as air and clear as glass.