JF Rey // Fine Concept

JF Rey’s line of FINE CONCEPT colored metal frames is enriched with three new rimless shapes that stand out for their airy and pared-down look. The originality and singular style of the collection are in the inventiveness of the metal, interpreted here by the playful combination of metal lines and drilled lenses, giving these “invisible” frames an asserted visual identity.

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Jean-François Rey proposes an original and expertise approach to the rimless frame with three new models made in the designer’s own factory (ELLAPS, in the French Jura): an alternative concept halfway between the full metal frame and the fully rimless frame. The design is appealing for its contrasting minimalist style, between the discreet silhouettes of the lenses and the colored metal lines that run on the faces and reveal a contemporary geometry.

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The creative layout and the differences in the thickness of the metal create a graphic visual rhythm punctuated by the drill points on the glass: strict lines superimposed for the double bridge of the male model JF2852, or more curved and feminine shapes for the models JF2850 and JF2851.

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The work done on the brightness of the colors gives the metal style and character and gives the frames a strong graphic entity, a particular vibration well known to the Maison Jean-François Rey.

Source: Editorial
Eyewear: Fine Concept by Jean-François Rey
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Author: maarten weidemaAfter 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 promote 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", "Leading Innovator in Optical Social Media Marketing", "Social Media Marketing Company of the Year" and received several awards for "best eyewear blog" for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 517.000 eyecare professionals.

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