Chantal is wearing the “Bi-Square,” by Tavat Eyewear. A unisex style that is curated in all its details to allow comfort and wearability, but its uncompromising in its eclectic and fresh style.
TAVAT’s SoupCan Collection is inspired by how goggles were thought to be made back in 1930’s America, from Soup Cans! Each style is made with great attention to detail by Italian Craftsmen, in Northern Italy.
Although part of their Soupcan collection, the rims on the Bi-Square are made out of acetate that features a unique milling for extra personality. The combination with the metal temples and their unique signature watch crown detail, gives it a nice twist of a beautiful milled frame with the technical and “steam-punkish” look of the Soupcan details.
While TAVAT’s Designer, Norm was visiting a friend in Arizona, who constructs and races planes, he noticed an old poster on a hangar wall, advertising a group of crop sprayers, back in the ‘30s, who got together on weekends to give airshows, calling themselves “The Flying Burritos”. Seeing their crude goggles, Norm imagined that they were cut out of soup cans and immediately came up with the idea, which after a great deal of study resulted, not only in a completely new way of making frames, but also a surprisingly original collection meeting the current trends of weight and rounded eyes.
The Soup Can hinge looks very simple but it is in fact a high precision, fully tested hinge. Their spacer, which acts as the stop for the temple opening, but also a gauge controlling the minimum closing of the top and bottom parts of the frame.
The Screw and Crown assembly are made by a Swiss Screw manufacturer and are made to the highest tolerance and precision. The assembly acts as a Maximum Gauge. Hence the hinge mechanism is controlled by a Minimum and Maximum tolerance of +0.00 and – 0.02 millimeters.