The Bigatmo development story by Anthony
Alastair Carrie is a commercial Airline Pilot and good friend of mine with a real
passion for sunglasses that was only diminished by his frustrations of being unable to find the perfect product that dealt with the specific demands of the Pilot.
It was his optician who finally said, as they looked at the mountain of sunglasses
he’d rejected on the table in front of them, “Why don’t you just go and design your own?”
With those words ringing in his ears Alastair started his quest beginning with the
very specific optical lens requirements he needed.
However, it wasn‘t long before he realised there were other equally important
issues to be resolved, in the function and overall design side of producing a product such as this and turned to me for help.
We sat for many hours in a brain-storming state, ultimately coming up with the key
elements needed for these glasses. Armed with this we returned to the existing products on the market to once again confirm that there was no such product currently available.
It also soon became clear that what we sought in a product for use at 30,000 feet
was actually potentially highly relevant and needed back here on earth in the everyday world.