WOOD SUNGLASSES

/wʊd/ WOOD
NOUN

THE HARD FIBROUS MATERIAL THAT FORMS THE MAIN SUBSTANCE OF A TREE OR SHRUB.

 

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 surrounded 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.

 

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.

 

DESIGN ORIGINS

 

We live in the center of the Aegean; we grew up near the sea, and under the sun. And that’s what we are trying to pass through our design process. From the names of the sunglasses, to their designs, the graphic creations and their photographies, we are trying to give the feeling of the place we live. From images of Ermoupoli’s houses, fields under the sun at thee villages of Syros, everything relates to the bright blue color of the sea and the bright light of the Aegean sea, reminding us its islands. Lines and forms on the frame of our sunglasses that remind the waves of  the sea, the boles of pine trees, the flow of the sand in the golden beaches  of the Mediterranean and the essence of the cool summer night breeze.

MEET THE FACES BEHIND THE GLASSES

 

 

 

We wanted to live with the material; we wanted to hear its side of the story by working with it. Thus, we explored wood’s behaviour by starting with small handcrafted artifacts and simple constructions. That is how we spent four and a half years of creative activity.

 

Zylo eyewear wood sunglasses was founded by Eleni Vakondiou and Periklis Therrios.

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How do I find my size?

 

If you are still concerned you can send us an email at askme@zyloeyewear.com
or call us at 0030 22810 77070 and we will be glad to help