Apple Store Engineer Designs Hinge-Free Frames for Freigeist


These specs are cut from a single piece of metal.

The engineer behind Apple Stores' famous glass stairs has designed a collection of hinge-free frames for the German eyewear company Freigeist, Dezeen reports. The article says James O'Callaghan, of Eckersley O'Callaghan, adopted "pure minimalism" for the frames in the EOC collection, which are made of titanium, aluminum and acetate and are available in limited runs of 222 per design. The frames are laser-cut from a single sheet of metal. Not using hinges overcomes a design obstacle, O'Callaghan says. "We recognize that most glasses wearers rarely fold their glasses, and as our frame is made from a single piece of titanium, they maintain their shape extremely well."

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