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Glasses and unusual materials: extravagance or real innovations?

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Paper, cardboard, cork, marble or even seaweed, there is no limit in the manufacture of frames. Glasses with unusual materials prove that manufacturers have the resource! The reasons for these choices are many, but are these innovations really useful for the user or do they only serve to make an impression?

Unusual materials: surprise while remaining beneficial

If the cardboard can, at first glance, suggest a lower quality and aesthetic side, this is not necessarily true!

The example of the Cante Berlin brand is even rather pleasing … The idea of ​​this start-up is to use recycled materials , mainly wood and cardboard, to make its frames, called Papp Up . And the result is striking!

In the same vein, some brands have gone even further.

This is the case of the brand Rezin , which also offers models in wood, but that has associated other components such as stone, carbon, acetate or titanium , for more style and strength.

Still in a demo eco responsible we have previously put in light , the Breton brand Naoned decided to ignore plastic by using an unusual material that is inexhaustible, easily renewable and compostable: the seaweed! The Don collection was born thanks to a partnership with another Breton company specializing in " blue chemistry "!


Other unusual materials: crylic, laminated polypropylene, animal skin!

Kirk & Kirk is the only brand in the world to manufacture acrylic frames . The goal ? to offer frames with incomparable lightness and comfort. Here again, the idea is rather well seen, especially since the models of the British brand are manufactured in France.


The family of Belgian designers Hoet has chosen laminated polypropylene , a material that makes Cabrio's mounts light as a feather with, in addition, the appearance of leather.
[ =] In terms of luxury, we reject the ecological fiber and we move, with the Italian brand Mora Eyewear , to marble and precious stones or, and this may cringe, to genuine iguana skin frames , snake, ray or cow . This is the case of the Lucas de Staël brand, whose workshop is located in Paris.


So, what unusual material do you find most innovative?