masaki komoto: sketch eye glasses
masaki komoto: sketch eye glasses masaki komoto: sketch eye glasses
dec 07, 2011

masaki komoto: sketch eye glasses

‘sketch’ by masaki komoto all images courtesy masaki komoto image © kenneth bamberg

‘sketch’ by japanese-born amsterdam-based artist masaki komoto is a series of conceptual eye glasses drawn from simple hand doodles. ceeated for his graduation project at the musashino art university, the project explores the power of the initial sketch by translating it directly to the production stage. at once playful and whimsical, the collection of eyewear pushes the boundary of functional design in a free-spirited fashion. 

image © kenneth bamberg

image © kenneth bamberg

image © kenneth bamberg

images © kenneth bamberg


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  • This looks incredibly like a young Nic Refn Winding.

    Kinvarra says:
  • ridiculous

    startist says:
  • yep. ridiculous.

    motoko kawamoto says:
  • Devo

    dbkii says:
  • Why is this even on designboom? What exactly is interesting about these? they don’t serve a functional purpose, so they can’t really be called glasses (since they wouldn’t actually hold glass, much less lenses) and they’re not a material or formal achievement either. They’re just lines suspended on a person’s face. Ooh, big deal.

    chris says:
  • Lady Gaga’s glasses, made out of cigarets, were fun at least. These are only pretentious…

    ornottobe says:
  • well, i like it. this idea of a sketch on a person’s face, a quick transformative gesture.

    bloop says:
  • The first pair of glasses is great!!!

    SpecTackle says:

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