FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste
 

FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste

barcelona based studio, FOS, is a brand of sunglasses that allow their clients to make their sunglasses themselves. by choosing the color of the plastic waste flakes and their quantity, according to a formula provided by FOS or made by the client, a unique pair of sunglasses is manufactured within an hour. made from 100% recycled plastic, the frame is designed to be easily recycled, over and over again.

FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste designboom
images courtesy of FOS

 

 

the first model developed is made of only one material, including the hinges and screws, so that at the end of the product’s life it does not become a waste management problem. the sunglasses are provided as a service to incentivize consumers to return their product once they do not want to use it anymore. this ensures the material flow is as closed as possible and will be kept high in the value chain. the service includes frame and temples repairs, screws replacements and lenses renovation. fabrication workshops are held every thursday at the nest city lab in barcelona and spots can be reserved on their website.

FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste designboom

the color combinations are endless

FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste designboom

unique patterns can be created

FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste designboom
the lenses can be matched to the sunglasses color

FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste designboom
these unique sunglasses are made using plastic waste, and manufactured by the end user

FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste designboom
the color combinations are endless, and up to the consumer

FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste designboom
the sunglasses pictured are made using plastic waste from toys, which are generally not recycled due to their materials mixture

FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste designboom

this consumer finishes his new pair of sunglasses, made by himself using plastic waste

FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste designboom

once injected, there are three simple steps to finish the sunglasses

FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste designboom
the mounting sequence of the sunglasses is simple and performed completely by the end user

FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste designboom

the sunglasses are made from one single material

FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste designboom
the randomness in the process makes every single pair unique, these two frames pictured were from the same color batch, and yet they differ substantially

 

 

project info:

 

project: handcraft your own sunglasses

design: FOS

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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