RG1911CU

Each pair of frames is individually handcrafted, making no two exactly alike.

Material: Food Safe Copper, Natural Patina, Exclusive spring hinge. 
                 
Lenses: UV400 Polymide Nylon Lens 

Rigards x Ziggy Chen Collaboration

Created in collaboration with avant-gardist fashion designer Ziggy Chen, RG1911CU takes one RIGARDS’s most iconic forms, the “Mad Scientist”, and interprets it with an adapted bridge based on the Hanzi character for the number 8 — the auspicious number of infinity and abundance in many cultures, East and West.

Special production techniques animate the copper material with a daring but gentle verdigris, an aesthetic tribute to Bronze Age ritual vessels. Each pair is an individual piece of art as the copper takes the patina finish differently from frame to frame, so no two are ever alike.

We designed as well an interchangeable clip-on — made from ultralight aluminum-magnesium — that locks onto the frame front and converts the glasses from optical to sun in a heartbeat. Two small side holes hold an eyeglass chain, allowing the sun-clip to double as jewelry.

Both the glasses and the clip-on can be fitted with lenses through built-in openings, part of our exclusive spring- hinge mechanism innovated to ensure a product that is both aesthetically pleasing and effortlessly maintainable.

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