We created 3 innovative and industry leading goggle designs for Smith. Each product helping to define the brand as the market leader at the time. V3 : considered the original modern goggle, featuring a wrap-around lens — never before seen — providing a superior fit and field of view. Warp : the first goggle to incorporate an outrigger system for a superior ergonomic fit. Alias : the first female specific goggle, a staple in Smith’s product range for over 10 years.
Working with Neil Pryde, we designed a sleek and compelling line of 12 versatile sails, responding to the demands of high performance windsurfing. Free-style wave sails were made robust with improved handling, while flat-water sails were fluid in form and aerodynamic for fast planing. Suceeding its launch, the product line was a huge success, establishing a new industry standard and earning numerous international design awards.
Working with Flow snowboarding company, we reinvented the snowboard binding. Responding to riders’ dissatisfaction with the conventional system, our design allowed the user to slide their foot into an adjustable front sleeve, then lean down and flip a lever to lock the back support into place. The new method took seconds to perform, minimizing fuss and maximizing ride time.
In 2000, Thomas began exploring new surfboard concepts. Less concerned in functionality and instead focused on feeling, these early surfboards were created in an expression of the experience itself: riding a wave. Finding design in nature and never intended for production they explored new design directions and became the start of a journey that would take Thomas around the world over the next several years and meet some of most influential shapers and surfers. Today, Meyerhoffer has a dedicated following of surfers from around the world surfing the explorative designs and continues to develop new surfboard designs and concepts connecting with exploring surfers.