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The ShadE Modern Sunglasses From Qoowl Are Made Only From Wood

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jun 10, 2014 • References: qoowl and design-milk
Qoowl has designed the first pair of modern sunglasses made from 100% wood. The savvy designers took on the challenge of creating a functional product from a single sheet of plywood while experimenting with the properties of the material.

The 'ShadE' sunglasses only weigh 14 grams and use a sheet of plywood to laser cut to notch out the slots in the design. After that, each pair is sanded down and bent at the sides so they fit and stay on your face, enabling you fit them over your regular glasses.

A design like this has yet to be seen anywhere else. It' safe to say it's the very first pair of shades with an all wood lens that proves you can do just about anything with the right design.