zyloeyewear.com

We live on Syros, an island in the center of the Aegean. Grew up near the sea and under the sun. We love what we do and every pair of sunglasses is a representation of who we are.

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THE APPROACH

 

We try to convey the feeling of the place where we live. Everything relates to the bright blue color of the Aegean sea, reminding us of its islands. The lines and forms of the frames of our sunglasses evoke the waves of the sea, the flow of the sand on the golden beaches of the Mediterranean and the essence of a cool summer night’s breeze.
Using human-centered design, we try to make our wood sunglasses as relaxing and distinctive as possible.

 

THE ARTIFACT

 

Eyewear is a complex construction, especially when it is created through a handcrafted process. We believe that wood glasses is not a luxury item, but an artifact that comes from good technique, attention to detail, and care for the material and the final outcome. It’s something that everyone should enjoy wearing.
Our first concern is the quality of our materials. We carefully choose the lumber we use and we refine it by hand.

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W 0 0 D I WOOD

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THE HARD FIBROUS MATERIAL THAT FORMS THE MAIN SUBSTANCE OF A TREE OR SHRUB. SUCH A MATERIAL WHEN CUT AND USED AS TIMBER OR FUEL.

 

This is a plain description. Reality is even bigger than just a few lines put together next to each other. That’s because the material is alive; It has an odour, breathes and ages with you, as everything around us in this world. These are facts that the Mediterranean people understand since they are surround by nature and live in a different pace with her. We wanted to overtake plain descriptions of books, that may distract us from that alive material. We wanted to live with the material, we wanted to hear the story from its side, by working with it. Thus, we explored wood’s behaviour by starting with small handcrafted artefacts and simple constructions.

 

There are times where a simple morning thought, is enough to change everything you take for granted.

 

The way you live your life, your work, the way you perceive things, your state of mind, in general. We where lucky enough to witness a morning as such.To feel the sun’s warm light shaping you and instantly an idea being born that very moment. That same moment, where sun dazzles  you with its brightness. Since that morning our decision in making wooden eyewear was perfectly clear. So obvious, that since is the centre of any activity, thought and philosophy of ours.

We started handling and shaping wood in various ways, learning new techniques and procedures. As we were training ourselves, wood started to train and educate us in its terms and ways. We are thankful for every piece of knowledge we extracted from this process and proud of our creations. So, we place back the results of our passioned labour where we first envisioned them, in front of the sun.