The very first sunglasses were made of bone or wood and used by inuits to protect the eyes from the bright reflections in the snow.
FLEYE – iF Product Design Award Winner
Silky soft, light buffalo horn exquisitely sets off the fine structure of the encapsulated ebony wood. This is the latest from Danish FLEYE. Very interesting and beautiful design, no wonder they were honoured with the iF Product Design Award 2014. Congratulations!
Wood + Glitter = Glam
Woodone creates handmade glasses out of a piece of plywood, all made in South Tyrol. These two new designs caught my attention, very delicate shape and amazing glitter surface. Glam glasses 2.0!
Model Angus. Model Cameron.
The models above are available in several wood-styles as well, such as Walnut and Cherry. See all models and colours here.
I’ve heard several opticians being very conservative when it comes to wooden frames. A typical argument against wooden frames is that you can’t adjust them, Woodone however, has done a great job showing how to bend a Woodone-wooden frame in this video:
Mahonki – Wooden Eyewear Online Store
Juha, founder of Mahonki; an online store, one day stumbled upon a pair of wooden glasses and was immediately amazed. We at Bonocle love wooden glasses as well as you can read about here, here, here and here. It feels so nice against the skin and the frames are very light.
These are our favorites from Mahonki.
Optimono – FH Ebony Gold. Wood types used are Walnut & Ebony.
Lovely Wood Slider Case by Shwood
W/SÜN – Club Cognac
W/SÜN – Une Cognac
My First Woody Sunglass – Capital
I’m very lucky who got this lovely sunglass for Valentines day, much better than going on a date ;). The frame model is called “Ellie” in the color named “Cherry”, from Capital. They are handmade in the USA, all made of wood and with lenses from Carl Zeiss. I never thought a wood frame would be this comfortable!
If you want to now more about Capital, please see THIS post we’ve posted before about how the frames are made.
Favorite Capital Sunglass
I’m big fan of Capitals sunglasses, all made of wood with lenses from Carl Zeiss Vision.
Above you see my favorites.
What do you think about wood-sunglasses?