Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Disappearing nosepads from James van Vossel and Theo
Nosepads on metal frames can sometimes appear too noticeable a part of the finished product. For something so functional to interfere with the form and fit of the glasses is a little annoying for a frame designer.
James van Vossel has suggested a solution in his latest collaboration with Theo, by freeing the lens from the frame where it edges the nose, but continuing the frame back toward the face to provide integral nosepads with no need for the winding stems that are usually the host to a silicon pad.
The result: a quirky looking frame with a corner 'missing' that I am intrigued to try on!