Jean-François Rey – WAVE

The new WAVE frames by Jean-François Rey have a fluid and light design, as if they were in movement. The modern and graphic style of the fronts is obtained by folding and colouring thin strips of stainless steel ribbons, which criss-cross and are fixed to the lug on semi-rimless frames equipped with spring hinges.

JF2856-1
JF2857-2
JF2856-3
JF2857-1

One must follow the lines, distinguish the volumes and forms carefully to understand that these frames with a simple design in appearance, hide an exceptional technicality and inventiveness of the use of metal. Always very talented when it comes to exploring new creative ways, Jean-François Rey continues his research on coloured metal and launches the WAVE concept: 3 semi-rimless stainless steel shapes, impressive balance, technicality and creativity. Constantly challenged by the urban effervescence and the architectural culture, the designer cultivates here the codes of the contemporary design: a fascinating game where the thin lines of metal fold, intercross, superimpose and vibrate on the front in a lightweight and airy structure. The style of the collection is driven by the architectural geometry of the top, which is the focus of attention and attracts all eyes.

JF2858-5
JF2858-2
JF2858-3
JF2858-4

Each stainless steel piece is folded and coloured separately, by hand, in a precise, clean, and efficient technical manner. The assembly of the pieces on the lug of the frames is studied to create a graphic effect that is visually powerful. The choice of colours has an essential role: pure and luminous so as to sublimate the graphic aesthetics of the frames. Design and colours harmonize in an elegant minimalist spirit and give the collection its singular visual strength, its unique character. More than an optical frame, Jean-François Rey creates here a truly artistic design where architecture, urbanism and art interact with harmony and intelligence.


Brand: Jean-François Rey
Concept: WAVE
Models: JF2856, JF2857, JF2858

Author: maarten weidema

After being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded “International Optical Personality of the Year” for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 322.000 ECPs.

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