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BONE SERIES Ⅰ

PRODUCT

CONCEPT

Combine medium sized combination frames with clear lenses, and you get glasses. Combine the same frames with color lenses, and you can enjoy sunglasses. With classic styles as a base, we used titanium as the material for the basic frames. They are characterized by the lightness and the delicate expressions proper to metal, assuring a comfortable fit. The exquisite triangular shape at the temple-end is what serves as the icon for the BONE SERIES. There are 40 variations of 5 types derived from the 3 basic frames.

Designer Yusuke Takahashi says about the new project: “The concept was inspired by the idea of a stick of metal like a brush stroke. Just as the making clothing in ISSEY MIYAKE had started with a unique idea of “a piece of cloth’’, we attempted to start an eyewear design with a single line. Made of metal, the linear structure begins at the temples on both sides and supports the bar that connects the upper rim to the central bridge of the glasses, resembling the backbone of a human body. The front portions which cover the eyes, are supported by this ‘backbone’, and resemble human flesh which is rich in expression. In the course of the design research, we recognized that the linear structure which is seemingly playing a supporting role was in fact engendering varied expressions. So considering a single stick of metal as bones, the first series was developed and named BONE SERIES.’’

TECHNICAL

DETAIL 1METAL PARTS

METAL PARTS
The metal parts, which form elegant lines, are made of pure titanium on the front and βtitanium on the temples. We aimed to create a modern and sharp impression, while focusing on lightness and a comfortable fit. Using the temple bending process that characterizes the BONE SERIES, the side views emphasize an extremely delicate expression. The lightness and the rigidity unique to titanium bring a great balance between function and design.

DETAIL 2FRONT

Based on classic-style designs, the products give an unprecedented impression. The secret lies in the plastic rims that surround the lenses. They are 3.7 mm thick. Using acetate, rich with glossiness, we have explored designs that are minimal yet strong. Also, in terms of raw materials, we used Japan’s outstanding material manufacturer’s productions in order to reduce deformation and inversion that are deterioration with age.
FRONT

DETAIL 3DETACHABLE FRONT

DETACHABLE FRONT DETACHABLE FRONT DETACHABLE FRONT
The “HEXAGON” model offers a front that can be freely detached and reattached together with spare parts. You can enjoy giving a completely different impression by changing the color of the front. The 2WAY style enables you to use the product both as glasses and as sunglasses. This new structure was developed by KANEKO OPTICAL based on designer Takahashi’s idea.

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