’Collection 1’: the sunglasses throwing shade at the mass-market

Blue lens glasses with white and orange textured frame
Launched during Milan Design Week, Crafting Plastics Studio's 'Collection 1' is a new range of sunglasses like no other
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With rising environmental concerns among consumers, many companies are striving to make products that are more eco-friendly – and no product epitomises this new awareness quite like 'Collection 1' from Crafting Plastics Studio.  

Launched at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during Salone del Mobile, 'Collection 1' is a new range of sunglasses like no other. The result of innovative research conducted by Crafting Plastics Studio, each pair of glasses in the new collection is unique and handcrafted which, the studio claims, blesses each pair with ‘a distinct personality’. Truly innovative, the sunglasses have unique lifespans – designed to biodegrade once no longer in regular use.

The brand behind the ecological sunglasses was originally conceived for a Masters project by designers Vlasta Kubusova and Verena Michels. Now working in collaboration with material scientists and having developed its own bioplastic, the studio’s ambition is to develop products right down from the raw material, stating that, ‘our pursuit is to be in full control of the lifespan of the product, from its origin through the final product until its inevitable decay’.

Although the designs for the sunglasses are not finalised, the studio does intend to release them as a limited ‘imperfect’ collection – with hopes to collaborate on a wider release with eyewear companies, material producers and distributors in the near future.

Quirky by design and eco-friendly by nature, the collection is not only stylish but provides a thrilling glimpse into the future of product materiality.

Glasses with blue and white striped frame

Many companies are striving to make products that are more eco-friendly – and no product epitomises this new awareness quite like 'Collection 1'

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Light grey and yellow framed glasses worn by female model

The result of innovative research conducted by the Studio, each pair of glasses in the new collection is unique and handcrafted

(Image credit: TBC)

Square shaped glasses with dark brown lens and light frames

Truly innovative, the sunglasses have a unique lifespan – designed to biodegrade once no longer in regular use

(Image credit: TBC)

Coloured plastics on white table

Working in collaboration with material scientists, Crafting Plastics Studio has developed its own bioplastic

(Image credit: TBC)

INFORMATION

For more information, visit the Crafting Plastics Studio website (opens in new tab)