Thursday, February 21, 2013

New from Theo Eyewear

“Designer James Van Vossel of theo eyewear noticed that the nosepiece is often quite visible in frames. James prefers a pure form, without ‘extra weight.’ He wanted to design a pair of glasses with integrated nose pads, so without adding anything to the frame,” says Midwest Lens. “James went to work in his atelier and by trial and error he found a way. Out of one thin metal plate he cut a shape in which he already provided a nosepiece. He then bent the nosepiece backwards. By doing so, there is no frame between the lens and the nose. Literary, you get a design that misses a ‘corner.' While he was experimenting he made a round model, James 6, and a more angular shaped frame, James 5. Each model is available in 8 colors.” Read more.

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