Finding a pair of glasses or sunglasses can be an epic task: not only do you have to find a pair that complements the shape of your face, but they also have to fit your face. With that in mind, designer Ron Arad created the A-Frame line of glasses that can expand and contract to sit comfortably on any face.
The secret behind these specs is the wire-frame body, which relies on sprung hinges to deliver the magic. The point above the nose is not just to provide a unique look — it also houses the hinge mechanism that allows the lenses to slide in and out when you bend the frames up or down. the hinges on each side of the face also contain the same technology, and when removed from the face, they automatically collapse back into a folded position.
Whether or not the look is for you is a matter of taste (the ones above are a bit reminscent of Google Glass, no?), but it’s fun to see a design where the most visual aspect is also its most functional. [PQ via Dezeen]