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Theo By James

James surprises once again with one wire James Van Vossel is not a designer that your invariably see sitting at a computer working on all kinds of complicated programmes. He is a doer. He prefers to retreat into his atelier where he spends hours experimenting with shapes and materials. He departs from a basic idea and he tries to give this idea shape in his atelier, without making extensive drawings in advance and calculating whether it is possible. No, according to James that only stifles his creativity. The result is never obvious and always surprising. This can also be said of the second collection that he devised for theo.

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One wire Does one metal wire suffice to give shape to glasses? This was the challenge James gave himself. After numerous experiments he went to theo. The idea was appreciated, but the execution needed improving. That’s why theo took control of the design and made the glasses comfortable too by adding nose pads. James 3 and James 4 The round titanium wire runs along the top of the glasses and crosses over the bridge of the nose. James 3 has square lenses with rounded off corners and James 4 has round lenses. Both models are available in six colours.

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Broken and repaired

Our eye-witness collection has always been a bit of an outsider. From the beginning, about 20 years ago now, the eye-witness frames were not like the others. For one thing, the frames are asymmetrical, just like a face. Our latest eye-witness models have gone ‘grunge’, looking as if they’re made from recycled trash. But appearances can be deceiving! Assembling the titanium pieces is quite a technical feat. It’s precision craftsmanship!

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