JCR X LOWERCASE NYC






ORIGIN
During a 3 month long internship with Lowercase, a boutique eyewear brand based in NYC, I designed and fabricated a limited edition, high craft eyewear collection called Oldt. My intent was to create a stylish shape that suited a high prescription lens. Three pairs of the Oldt frames were selected to show in the Fall 2019 Furniture Design Trienniel at RISD.



PRODUCTION


- Two iterations were made before the final shape was decided
- The glasses go through a 30-step finishing process
- Two colorways currently under review to be released in a limited edition



MATERIAL


Italian-made acetate, German-engineered hinges, Zeiss lenses



DIMENSIONS


Lens: 41mm – Bridge: 27mm – Temple: 140mm












PROCESS



Quick sketches were made with paper





Iterations of the design were cut out
Minor adjustments were made until the final shape was decided




Acetate blanks were cut on a CNC
Expanding collets hold the blank in place




This image illustrates the cutting paths of the CNC




The final shapes, cut out
The frames go into tumbling barrels to smooth machining marks




After miter joints are cut to connect the arms to the fronts,
the glasses go through buffing and polishing steps




On display at the Furniture Design Triennial, Fall 2019