Paris-based eyewear designer Dzmitry Samal gives a whole new meaning to the idea of so-called hipster glasses, with his pixel-inspired "5DPI" frames.
These futuristic glasses have been designed with a pixelated effect, deliberately reflecting society's fascination with an "informational aesthetic". The design clearly refers for late-1980s computerised graphics and video games such as Tetris. While computer images and graphics have been revolutionised over the past two decades, these glasses are reminiscent of society's digital roots and how technology has inspired almost everything in use today. Even something as utilitarian as glasses can be transformed using technology. Patented model.
The frames (approx. US$378) are hand-made in France, using the most current technology and can be fitted with either 100 per cent UV protection solar frames or translucent lenses. They can be order online here. [SamalDesigns via PSFK]