MUST HAVE: Architecture + Sunglasses

This week I wanted to dedicated my blog article to these amazing pieces of architecture that you can wear off. 13&9 design studio from Austria brought his new geometric eyewear collection to america and they call them “Diamond Shades”.

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 11.57.35 PMThe Geometric Collection “Diamond Shades” is the explosive result of a gathering of creative minds – all with their individual history, background and approach to design. 13&9, an internationally award winning design collective with core skills in the fields of product and fashion design, consisting of Martin Lesjak and Anastasia Su as well as Martin Lasnik, optician and eyewear designer. Robert La Roche, an established long-running eyewear brand with close ties to the art industry since its start in 1973. The opening release of the Geometric Collection is called “Diamond Shades” – a limited edition collection with distinct contours and facets, produced with high-end quality craftsmanship, made in Austria. Diamond Shades recently won a Product Design Red Dot Award 2015 and the A’ Design Award 2015.

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Beyond the mainstream, the Diamond Shades are constructed with geometric precision strictly using converging lines, creating symmetry and optimizing the relationship between angles and edges. Designed to individualize the wearer’s face, this collection demonstrates the synergy between a contemporary design concept and complex manufacturing. The work relies on the interplay between architecturally-inspired forms and fashion object and explores the contrasts between masculinity and femininity in the point of the shape and the surface.

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The eyewear is designed with CAD programs and then produced using modern CNC technology and handcraftsmanship. The cellulose acetate frames are first cut with a CNC machine and then undergo rough milling to create the contours and facets, followed by rough grinding to further define the frame. The final step, following sandblasting or grinding
by hand, is carefully hand polishing the frames which creates the distinct matte finish for men and special high-gloss look for women. Custom made flat lenses are produced exclusively for this collection.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Can Altuglu says:

    I don’t know if they can be used in daily life but I can definitely imagine these sunglasses in a photo or video shoot, or a red carpet appearance. They are very edgy and cool.

    1. CoolShadesGuy says:

      Yes, They are! actually some celebrities are being trying to them.

  2. amoytt says:

    these sunglasses so cool, I would like have one haha

    1. CoolShadesGuy says:

      there are few places in NY where you can get them right now, like ArtSee in optical store in Battery Park.

      1. amoytt says:

        battery park is so nice in summer, but halloween is comming haha

      2. amoytt says:

        sorry , reply late! so cool, and i will go to the store definitely.

  3. remuswang says:

    Super cool !!! I wanna one too !!!

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