Thursday, October 10, 2013
Interchangeable Frames by Frameri
Now that glasses have become the hipster fashion accessory du jour (thanks Warby Parker!), a startup called Frameri is one-upping ubiquitous horn rims with an entirely new concept: an interchangeable frame and lens system. Prescription or non-prescription lenses pop out of one frame and right back into another, allowing you to change glasses to match your outfit or suit your mood. The question is, how did no one think of this before?
Frameri used 3D-printing techniques to build their prototypes, the results of which are six lens shapes and about a million frame and color combinations, all handmade in Italy. With seven days to go before the end of Frameri's Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign, the team has already far exceeded its funding goal of $30,000, so frames and lenses will begin to ship in January.
Don't you just love it when an awesome design concept becomes reality?