Pretty self explanatory…the brainchild of London Illustrator Iain Hector…
To advance my design work I am taking inspiration for my exhibition space from glasses themselves. I have studied several pairs and slowly I am beginning to find similarities that I would like to incorporate into my designs. The materiality of the glasses along with the form and design can all be translated into the creation of my exhibition space. Here are some of my research images below…
Now I don’t do fashion pieces that often but when the times right why not, so here’s a selection of my favourite designer frames!
Alexander Wang channels the ‘ICON’ in his crazy frames (above left). I can easily see these on Lady Gaga, wacky, crazy and a little bit mental. Above right, Ray Ban showcase their new colourful acetate Wayfarers, James Dean in form but Lily Allen in colour their a timeless shape that never goes out of fashion.
These purple lens aviators new from Victoria Beckham have a 70’s vibe with a contemporary twist. A difficult to pull off frame shape those who can get away with it ooze beach side cool. For those who are a little more classic Yves Saint Laurent have the fifties look down with these polished black frames.
You can see more designer frames and purchase any of these…if you have a casual £300 from www.net-a-porter.com Check it out
As someone who wears glasses I can safely say that the opticians is a pretty scary place. Endless mountains of frames to chose from with very little advice on what to chose. And if you think I’m lying and opticians are fun and nice places because you remember one of these…..
…clearly you’ve never been faced with one of these…let’s face it, who would want to put their eyes near that? Now do you understand? Just so your not scared next time you go its called a phoropter and they use it to test your eye sight not remove your eye balls which is what it looks like it could be used for!
I know I love modular architecture, modular furniture and angular, practical design but I think even I draw the line at modular food. Designer Elsa Lambinet clearly doesn’t think so with her creation of modular chocolates. Called ‘Sweet Play’ the base of dark,milk or white chocolate features a slot to add wafer, nougat, biscuit or caramel, while a dip in the top allows the addition of sauce, fruit or nuts. I’m not going to lie…it’s a bit weird but see what you think
I don’t want to bore you guys with glasses related chit chat but here’s the interior of another store that I feel you may find interesting. I stumbled across these images on the internet and I love how they have used simple but effective materials to create the structure. Inspiration for the shapes and forms in the design has come from the frames of glasses and the arms that rest on your ears. When you study the pictures you can see this subtle reference and I think it’s a great way to theme the interior. Take a look for yourselves…