Wooden glasses have transitioned from being solely available from several niche brands, to the mainstream. This is a great thing and a welcome departure from the industrial materials associated with eyewear. However materials and process are driving form in the products that are available, to the extent that as a rule they are largely flat and lacking in sculpture.
The G1 Glasses are our response to this. They are an attempt to reintroduce the sculpting and form traditionally associated with glasses while remaining true to the wood that is used. As a raw material wood displays a warmth and flexibility that makes it ideal for worn objects. Conversely it can be weak and brittle at small sizes. The iterative process shown below helped us to derive an approach to these challenges.