We had recently spoken about the latest trends in designer sunglasses, where we focused on some niche brands, that have bought in their own unique touch, via fabrication and designing of their eye wear. Now, Luxembourg-based luxury eyewear brand, Gold & Wood known for its luxury eyepieces handcrafted from exquisitely coveted materials like wood, buffalo horn, gold and other opulent materials has introduced all-new solar frames for Spring/Summer collection. Their most recent creations, named Atik, Atria, and Avior, expand their line of 'Sunpieces' which demonstrates their skills at creating bespoken eye-wear, even for the discerning fashion addicts. The initial showcase for these new products has been the MIDO 2013 event in Milan and New York, where there was 10 other new eye pieces highlighted at the same forum. Their major areas of experiment in this series, has been with 3 different fabrication varieties of precious metals and wood; brilliant gold, dark ruthenium, palladium, which combine with carob, brown wenge, and ebony.
The first from the new series is the Atik model, which is a combination shiny rose gold and carob wood. The designing of the frame is semi-classical, but the finesse on the framework crafting is vibrantly visible. Other than that, the wearer can also adjust the wooden handles as per convenience, which also have been crafted by artists and craftsman at their workshop.
The next in the series is the Atria model, which comes as a combo of palladium and marbled horn. More of a 'semi-aviator' design, the classic style quotient of many till date, this eye wear piece also the added flexibility of handcrafted adjustable temple handles. The Avior series on the other hand is perfectly, aviator design, and comes with 2 main options too choose from; the Avior 01 is shiny gold, wenge, and golden wood, and the Avior 01 is Palladium, mineral wood and ebony. While the golden option has a brown shaded lense, the palladium version of the Avior glasses have been fitted with dark grey polarized lenses. This special variety helps is block the UV rays better, which ensures better comfort .
Craftsmanship: Reportedly, each pair of Gold & Wood glasses is distinct in design as each set is intricately handmade by 40 craftsmen performing over a 100 different operations to finish one pair.
Via: Gold & Wood