Face a Face // Radical Cut(out)s

Face à Face

Radical Cut(out)s

The FACE A FACE design team, led by artistic director Pascal Jaulent explores the Art of Deconstruction to reinvent shift and slice through the frames.

This approach gives completely new shapes and breath life into this high-flying eyewear!

Sharp angles clean cut striking edges: a raw aesthetic leaves its mark and is expressed through a controlled sharp strokes. These brightly coloured eye pieces dare to imagine brand new shapes that make the deconstructed work visible and spectacular.

New materials and colours give this collection its power: fluorescent cocktails, mangroves, lichen, tropical greens and electric blues enhance the materials. A martial art in tailoring for a collection full of twists and turns. Be where you’re not expected. Cultivate the unexpected and dare to surprise with FACE À FACE.

SPLIT

Let the light

and colour in

SPLIT lenses have apparently been sliced away at the end piece in an assertive gesture: a radically chic and daring cut for these acetate sunglasses made in Italy.

Welcome to a mischievous optical illusion: outlines are flipped, colours collide, substance and void are tightly balanced.

A square and a panto reveal their originality in a new spectrum ranging from milky blue against blue granita temples with quartz flashes to crystal peach sliced through with electric yellow.

Bring on the light and colour!

Abundant sensuality and the feel of a glorious summer holiday for these brand new sunglasses in the iconic BOCCA range! Warm and enveloping the BOCCA PALMA are inspired by the architecture of 1950s Florida and seem to come straight out of a film shot along Miami’s famous beach front.

The art deco spirit plays right alongside the floral motifs to geometrically emulate nature: the frames edge emerges like a bud, whilst the eyeglass itself opens up like a palm tree branch.

A large panto and a softened square with a vintage spirit are expressed in colours that evoke an era of sophisticated cocktails. A transparent palm green flirts with a fluorescent pink and a deep lagoon green. A pearly grey-blue explodes in a resonating vibrant orange and fluorescent pink.

BOCCA PALMA

Fragrance of holidays

 

 

SHIFT

Elegant and unpredictable

Innovative and audacious: inspired by raw acetate sheets bonded together during manufacture, this frame surprises with an unexpectedly offset frame edge. A coloured geometric block rises from the side to create the SHIFT!

A 5-piece hinge, unbeatable sculpture and finish: these stylish glasses are honed by French craftsmanship. Heightened burnishing gives them a post-industrial aesthetic nuanced by the wicked smoothness of the curves.

The vibrant colour range is available in a cat’s eye panto and a feline rectangle. Striated amber merges with electric blue to enhance the visual play of the stripes, while a futuristic iridescent jade partners neon pink and opalescent nude. Phenomenal glasses, bold and subtle!

A clean, horizontal cut marks this decidedly masculine design. Evoking Arman, the artist, and his work on accumulation, the model plays with a mix of materials seemingly sliced by a knife and reassembled all the better to reinvent themselves.

The horizontal line is highlighted by a coloured section that extends into the thick temples emphasising the richness of the material used.

Power and generosity are combined in an XXL rectangle and square shape: unstructured mosaic grey is highlighted by opaque petrol blue, while smoke grey tortoiseshell is enlivened with a tangerine flash. Bright colours and natural materials in an explosive design!

ARMAN

Arty touch,

power and generosity

About Face à Face

THE INSPIRATION – THE STYLE

Far from standardized fashion diktats and conformist trends , each collection asserts its artistic temperament , drawing its inspiration from the sources of Modern Art, architecture and contemporary design

FACE A FACE frames are developed within the design studio directed by Pascal Jaulent resembling small subtle pieces of architecture, playing with volumes, shapes, material and textures.

DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE PHYSICAL WORLD

Experience the dream filled with awe inspiring light, optical illusion, controlled deconstructions, and intrigue. Truly a paradigm shift.

FACE A FACE: a creator brand of new form fused with artistic beauty and intricate design forms a new-fangled vision of the world.

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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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