Prestigious Red Dot Design winning frame fits both men and women equally. Palladium plated matt metal temples with 5 barrel spring hinges. The temple tip is fastened with a screw and inlayed with a miniature silver vinyl record. This ultra durable frame is prescription ready.
These help your optician with sizing - they can/will be removed by your optician if you would like Prescription lens installed. Unisex Size: 46-25 Collar: BLACK Branches: Metal Face: Plastic Vinylize glasses are handmade in Hungary by Tipton Eyeworks. Zachary Tiptons quest began in 1998 with rimless frames and experimenting with different plastics. After searching for a new material to make frames, Tipton discovered his fathers old record collection and had the idea to recycle the abundant material to serve a new purpose.He discovered that one record could make three frames, this is where the name Vinylize was born in the year 1999. The first prototypes were homemade and others soon followed. In 2000 on a holiday in Hungary he presented the prototypes to the directors of an eyeglass factory. The first series of Vinylize Eyewear was developed from communist vinyl, salvaged from the Budapest flea markets. The durable pressings could still be played, even after half a century, but to insulate them from the effects of heat, they were fused with biodegradable cellulose-acetate using proprietary technology.
Following years of testing, the team developed methods to transform one of the longest lasting plastics into eyewear. Vinylize was founded on the basis of making quality glasses from recycled materials. The use of old records gives the frames a unique look. The glasses are large, rugged, thick and the grooves are an integral part of the design. They remind individuals to reuse, recycle and conserve.
No two pairs are same. It depends on how each frame is cut from the record and machined, there are four groove patterns that can be generated. Each cut is sorted into thickness, age, provenance and flexibility. Ridges in the record may vary making patterns change and more dead wax may be apparent.
VInyl and cellulose are unpredictable in the production process. Therefore, slight shape variations may apply, these features underline the authenticity of the material. The item "Vinylize Ashby Glasses / Frames Handmade from old Vinyl records.
With Case" is in sale since Saturday, April 07, 2018. This item is in the category "Health & Beauty\Vision Care\Glasses Frames".
The seller is "alka5eltzer" and is located in Belfast. This item can be shipped worldwide.