Glass Spectacle Frames in The Shape of a Butterfly
Inspired by a life-long fascination with Tiffany-style lamps, Bianchi wanted to emphasize the unique personality and beauty of nature designs in glass fragments, this time using bee combs as a pattern, an infinity symbol in red and butterfly wings to decorate her spectacle frames.
The frames showcase the artist’s notable leather work expertise while expressing individuality in a rational vs animal human nature theme intertwined and constantly pulling making great use of metal rivets to hold it all together.
Using colors of earth and sky, the artist wanted to give the sense of freedom wearing the frames may provide as well as its relationship with flying, from a bird standpoint.
In today’s hectic world, puzzles give a break to stimulate creativity. Inspired by the puzzle game of Tangram, the artist sought to recreate a frame that could remind us the importance of play time while protecting our eyes.
The artist known as Soczewka (coincidentally the word for “lens” in Polish) wanted wood-inspired frames with personality. Her design included woodworms around the lenses, aged wood and coffee stains for a distinctive vintage feel.
The design combines materials normally found in modern construction and architecture: glass, steel and concrete? Tradition and innovation blends in a contemporary spectacle frame piece.