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An elegant single wire. Patented technology for an invisible hinge. Bend to your fit. Fold to put away.
Wires Glasses is an independent eyewear brand which looks to change how eyewear is made and worn. We aim to minimise material usage in design and production, and encourage you to keep your pair of Wires for life.
Wires Glasses was founded in 2016 by Yair Neuman, a London-based designer. When in need of a pair of sunglasses on holiday, Yair decided to make himself a pair using material he had on hand, including a single piece of wire. This event led to the creation of Wires, and soon Yair was joined by co-founders Lily Cole (model, actor and entrepreneur) and Kwame Ferreira (socially-conscious entrepreneur).
The first collection, Wires 1.0, was handcrafted in 2017 by a small team of experts in Harare, Zimbabwe. The tradition of ancient African wire artistry continues for the second collection, Wires 2.0, which launched in May 2018. This collection sees wire frames handmade in a family-run business in the Italian Dolomites. We use metal wire for the frames and 3D-printing for the lens rims, producing a minuscule amount of waste in comparison to conventional eyewear manufacturers.
The glasses are made from a single piece of stainless-steel wire with an invisible screw-less hinge mechanism which pairs with lens rims in a variety of shapes. This modular approach to eyewear through Rims 2.0 means that you can change your look without needing to buy a whole new pair of glasses. The 2018 unisex collection comes in a range of styles – the avant-garde, on trend and futuristic – to easily fit any look.