These Tapestry Glasses are Fun, Colorful and Customizable

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Dec 24, 2011 • References: chloe-mccormick.blogspot & fashioningtech
Rapid prototyping is becoming more prevalent in the world of design and the fashion industry, and these 3D printed tapestry glasses by Chloë McCormick and Nicholas O’Donnell-Hoare are one of the most quirky and charming items you'll ever come across.

Like most 3D printed things, these tapestry glasses are customizable. McCormick and O’Donnell-Hoare have designed these glasses so that you can weave your own selection and pattern of colored yarns into them. Each frame, which is laser-sintered using nylon power, is printed with tiny grid holes through which you can weave the yarn.

Providing a one-a-of-kind fashion piece, these fun and offbeat tapestry glasses will be part of the "Send to Print/Print to Send" exhibit at London's Aram Gallery from Jan. 13 to Feb. 25. Stats for Multicolored 3D-Printed Eyewear Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 5,414 clicks in 231 w
Interest: 3.1 minutes
Concept: Tapestry Glasses
Related: 57 examples / 44 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55
Comparison Set: 21 similar articles, including: mop-faced lookbooks, heritage patterned eyewear, and do-good sunglasses.