Anyhow, I really like the eyewear coming out from The Capital Eyewear HQ in California. It’s a bunch of creative spirits experimenting with both wood and acetate in their very own studio and manufactory in California. They do cool handmade glasses, mostly made out of wood. Love the idea of combining oversize cool shapes with a natural material such as wood. They aren’t the only ones doing wood frames out there – from Silmo to judge it’s one of the biggest trends this year – but they are definitely doing it their way.
Limited Edition “Henry”, only 25 pieces.
November 12th they will launch a new limited edition frame named “Henry”. It’s a rounded shape made of two different woods: Darker and bold on top, thinner and lighter on the bottom. Only 25 pieces are made and will be exclusively available on their online store. Are you gonna get yourself a pair? You should!
Last week Bonocle went to Hyper Island‘s Expo about “Illuminated Immersion“. It was a true pleasure meeting all these young creative people with cool ideas. Also, there were some pretty nice eyewear people out there as well.
Here is one of them, wearing a wood-look-a-like frame:
Greetings from Barcelona! Today I’m sporting my Capital sunnies made of wood.
ROLF is a small family-run business in the Tyrollean Alps. Everything from frames, hinge construction to sample cases and photos are made by the team. The finish of the frames is incredible and they are very comfortable and wearable even as ophthalmic frames. I tried several of their models at the fair and they fitted me great, without any adjustment needed (which is very important when buying a wood frame though they unfortunately aren’t adjustable).
The frames are totally made of wood, woodstone and some of the models are even available with buffalo temples. The prices are very various depending on the wood. This is a really high-end handcrafting, almost too good to be truth.