Wires Glasses is an independent eyewear brand which aims to change how eyewear is made and worn.
wires glasses was founded in 2016 by Yair neuman, a london-based designer. when in need of some sunglasses on holiday, yair decided to make himself a pair using materials he had on hand, including a single piece of wire. Wires is inspired by BOTH ancient African wire artistry and technological advancements like 3D printing. yair was joined by co-founders lily cole, model, actor and entrepreneur, and Kwame Ferreira, socially conscious entrepreneur.
The first collection - wires 1.0 - was handcrafted in 2017 by a small team of experts in harare, zimbabwe. The tradition of wire craft continues for the second collection - wires 2.0 - with wire frames handmade in a family run business in The italian Dolomites, a region with a long history of craftsmanship. We use extruded metal wires for the frames and 3D printing for the lens rims, producing a minuscule amount of waste in COMPARISON to conventional eyewear manufacturers.
The glasses are made from a single piece of stainless steel wire with an invisible screw-less hinge mechanism which pairs with lens rims in a variety of shapes. this modular approach to eyewear through rims 2.0 means that you can change your look without needing to buy a whole new pair of glasses. By creatively using materials and focusing on sustainable design, we’re hoping to extend the lifecycle of eyewear.
The new unisex collection comes in a range of styles - the avant garde, on trend and futuristic. wires 2.0 are fitted with Carl Zeiss lenses and are prescription ready.