As cool as they are, Geek Chic eye glass styles aren’t for everyone – and if YOU are one of those people, there are always cutting edge designs from Europe to tantalize your fashion taste buds. I fell in love with one great example of this, the ProDesign 6121, as soon as I saw it.
Okay, the shape is a pretty basic softened rectangle, and there is not a lot of flash on this frame, but it has a truly elegant simplicity. The frame is constructed entirely of strip stainless steel, so it is very light weight and flexible. The lines on the front flow from thick to thin and back again, elegant and minimalistic. The stainless steel makes a soft bend to become the end piece and hinge, which is a fun feat of engineering – no hinge barrels, no screws, but a very unique set of interlocking spring leafs that are fun to flip open and closed, as well as a visual delight.
The temples continue the ultra-thin stainless look, but with the addition of a raised soft rubber-type accent that widens out at the end to become the temple tip. Five drilled micro-perforations line up to visually continue the sweep to the very end of the temple tip. These temples are not designed to be fit around the ear, but to gently embrace the head visually and functionally.
Like all ProDesign frames, the 6121 comes in a whole palette of colors – there is a brushed medium brown, with black trim, and my favorite, a brushed dark gunmetal with red trim. Something for EVERY taste here! Check out this an other new styles from ProDesign at any good vision care provider.
PS – if you are an engineer, or an optician who loves great workmanship, be sure to check out the fine details of how the nylon mounting line and the nose pad arms derive from splitting and twisting the stainless steel at the bridge. A micro work of art!
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