Came across these little gems the other day and had to share. Love the huge circular shapes and minimal features of this eyewear by Hans Hollein.
We came across this video and loved the skill and craftsmanship involved. This is the level of detail, design and care we at Fan Optics want to put into all our frames.
Last week we took a visit to the ‘Beauty in the Making’ exhibition hosted by GFSmith in collaboration with key creative institutions, including It’s Nice That, Monotype and the British Council’s Architecture, Design and Fashion department. The event was held in Victoria House Basement, a 22,000 sq.ft. venue in Bloomsbury, the raw ceilings and exposed [...]
Last night we gathered at a private view of two new print artists showcasing their latest work. Set in a cute hair salon at the bottom of Primrose Hill this exhibition is on for the next couple of months with all the prints for sale. One of the artists and a very good friend of [...]
Over the weekend we met with a potential supplier for the Fan Optics cases. This is a big part of the final product so over the next few weeks we will be sampling and re sampling to get the right result. The main material for the cases will be leather and all will be handmade. [...]
In Our hunt for colour research in order to extend the acetates we use we came across these amazing pictures. whether you’re a snake lover or not these are undeniably beautiful and immediately excite our swatch sourcing senses. I can envisage some amazing frames just looking over these. A Little about Guido . . [...]
During our visit to the North of England we decided to take in some culture by visiting the Hepworth gallery in Wakefield. Only in it’s first year this is the largest purpose built gallery space outside of London and displays a wide variety of rarely before seen work by Barbara Hepworth herself as well as [...]
This cassette tape installation at the Pompidou Centre in Paris is something we’ve been meaning to post for a while. It’s captivating movements were inspiring to watch yet utterly simple. Constructed from a stationery fan positioned above two independent cassette tape ribbons this installation was one of the most impactful pieces we have recently seen [...]