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BONE SERIES Ⅷ

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CONCEPT

The BONE VIII series focuses on the three main-shapes of eyeglasses, Boston, Round and Wellington. These are basic models that easily fit anyone’s face.
The rims on these glasses have unique nuances. They may look normal, but the overall rim size and the shape around the bridge add a classic touch. The lenses are clear when indoors, then darken to shades when in the bright outdoors, seamlessly reacting to the UV light.

TECHNICAL

DETAIL 1Made from 100% biodegradable bioplastic

Bioplastic is a plastic material made from organic (non-petroleum) feedstock. For this range, the material named “M49” is used, a natural, 100% biodegradable feedstock that was developed by Mazzucchelli, a heritage spectacle frame materials manufacturer. When placed in a natural environment, this bioplastic will be broken down by microbes and enzymes to decompose into soil. Based on natural materials such as cotton and wood pulp, this bioplastic is an innovative material in that it also harnesses scientifically developed natural plasticizers, reducing environmental footprint and providing excellent strength and aesthetic value.
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DETAIL 2Corrosion-resistant titanium parts

Titanium metal products hardly ever rust – it is a material that can be used semi-permanently. The reason it does not rust is that when titanium comes into contact with oxygen, it forms a layer of film on the surface that is extremely stable. This is a metal characterized by this oxide layer, which prevents further oxidization beneath. Even if the surface of the titanium is damaged, rust does not form due to the self-repair by the oxide layer. Neither does it rust due to salt, so it is completely sweatproof. Nor is there any allergic reaction of skin to the metal. The ultra-light and flexible springiness of the material makes it the ideal material for metal frames. In the Bone VII series, titanium is used in the temples, endpieces and bridge.
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DETAIL 3Photochromic lenses

Photochromic lenses are lenses which change color. They darken in bright light and turn almost clear indoors. This means glasses do not need to be taken off and replaced with sunglasses whenever the light changes. The plastic lenses contain molecules that respond to UV light. In bright sunshine, they limit glare, while indoors, they turn clear, maintaining visibility. This makes them extremely practical for everyday use. However, photochromic lenses are not permanent but rather, lose their sensitivity over time depending on frequency of use. Normally, it is recommended to remake the lenses every three to four years.
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