Check out these carbon-fiber woodgrain shades!

At Blue Planet Eyewear we’re always on the lookout for interesting new designs for glasses and sunglasses. Most recently, our attention was caught by this unique design by industrial designer Rodrigo Caula. The frames are made from lightweight carbon fiber, cut in such a way that it produces a distinctive “woodgrain” design.

The sunglasses are produced from carbon-fiber blocks formed using an autoclave pressure chamber, precision-machined to their final form via computer-aided design (CAD) software and a computer-controlled cutting machine. By slicing through the layers at a particular angle, the sunglasses produce an attractive woodgrain finish. The designer has named the material “carbonwood”, for its similarity to natural sawn timber.

According to the designer: “They're extremely light and robust, but offer a cold touch similar to stone, which can never be achieved with traditional carbon-fiber manufacturing methods.” Caula created the groundbreaking sunglasses during his master’s degree in luxury design and craftsmanship at the École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland.

Here at Blue Planet Eyewear we may not sell one-of-a-kind sunglasses hewn from solid blocks of carbon fiber, but we do offer an extensive range of high-quality but affordable designs to match any look. If you’re looking for something bold and distinctive, check out our Duke, Sloane and Atticus designs. Alternatively, if you’re in the market for something more slimline, have a look at our thin-framed Amador, James and Hayes ranges.

When you order sunglasses or eyeglasses online from Blue Planet Eyewear you can be confident that you will receive quality eyewear that is not only meticulously designed, but also ecologically friendly. And thanks to our Visualize Change program, for every pair that we sell we donate a pair to a child or adult in need to give them the gift of vision.

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