Bois² Eyewear - Steady model

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MODEL - Steady (sunglasses & optical)

You can discover Bois² French workshop and craftsmanship in this beautiful video (Youtube), together with this fun promotional video (Vimeo).

Bois² material is a combination of recycled wood and bio acetate and is the result of 5 years research. This material is made with recycled wood and biodegradable.

Bois² buys their wood powder from timber factories and they compress it with a new generation acetate composed of 70% cotton and cellulose. This process and innovation has been patented to ensure their exclusivity.
All this range is handmade and carefully handcrafted in France. Their workshops are all close-by in order to minimize their ecological footprint.

They are also really proud of producing this range with French workshops. Their knowledge, flexibility, savoir-faire  and talent have been real keys to success.

Finally, in addition to being eco-friendly and renewable, Bois² materials combine the mechanical qualities of traditional acetate and the dermatological benefits of wood.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Glasses made of bois²
  • Spruce wood and bio acetate mix
  • Material 100% bio-sourced, biodegradable and recycled
  • Handmade in France
  • Carl Zeiss lenses, UV 100% class 3
  • Glasses case included

BRAND STORY AS TOLD BY BLOGGERS

We very much trust Cool Hunting as they are one of the leading design blogs and, on top of that, they had written a magnificent review of our third product collaboration (tote bag)! So here is their take on Waiting For The Sun (aka W/SÜN), the eco-friendly Paris-based brand, introducing Bois².

Cool Hunting met with Antoine Mocquard and Julien Tual, the two Frenchmen behind the wooden sunglasses line, and reviewed their latest innovation: an 80% organic, 100% biodegradable, 100% recycled and 100% recyclable line of eyeglass frames.

In their Parisian concept store, surrounded by wilted hydrangeas—a signature good luck charm for the designers, originally from Brittany where wild hydrangeas grow in the countryside—the two designers have been working for five years on the development of this new material. Composed of recycled wood waste and wood dust, compressed with bio-acetate based on a 70% cotton rate, the frames are 100% made in France. Mounted with Carl Zeiss lenses, Bois² is their latest high-end collection.

"The name of the collection—Bois² (wood squared in English)—symbolizes the second life of wood that was supposed to be destroyed," explains Tual. "Our original concept was to develop a material that provides continuity to wood's life cycle that was considered as waste. It took us five years of research to find the perfect ratio of the ingredients. The material we have today is perfectly eco-friendly with an ecological footprint the closest possible to zero.

"All of the range is handmade and entirely made in France," adds Mocquard. "They are produced in the Jura mountains, in a village called Oyonnax, where until recently the best manufacturers of the French eyeglass industry have been working. Most of the factories have been closed up as the production was moved gradually to developing countries, but we were lucky enough to find two workshops whose knowledge and experience have been a real key to our success. We are very proud of this new revolutionary material, which we have patented under our trademark."

The surprisingly light glasses (weighing roughly 20 grams) come in three different colors, of which two—beech and spruce—are the natural colors of the wood used in fabrication; a classic black version is also available.”



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