Tuesday, 5 February 2013
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!
Monday, 4 February 2013
Reykjavik Eyes. 'Floating', 'rimless' lenses in the middle are supported by eight screws, four on each side.
Sunday, 3 February 2013
Mylon is Mykita's 3D-printed nylon eyewear that has hitherto been limited to big, sporty sunnies. Now Mylon is available in optical frames. From the top: Basky and Pelot, then Pelot on its own, Apollo, and finally Lathan. There are new colours too: British racing green, Imperial purple, and Ocean blue. Available in Mykita stockists. Previous posts on Mylon here...