paper glass 2mm thin reading glasses fold flat
paper glass 2mm thin reading glasses fold flat paper glass 2mm thin reading glasses fold flat
oct 14, 2013

paper glass 2mm thin reading glasses fold flat

paper glass 2mm thin reading glasses fold flat




paper glass‘ are reading glasses that measure 2 mm in thickness. the specs conceived by masahiro sawada feature frames made from nishimura metal and were developed based on the intention of creating eyewear that is easily and safely stored. folding flat when not in use, ‘paper glass’ creates a dynamic curve once opened that is formed to fit on one’s nose and face comfortably. the design has been acknowledged as one of the ‘BEST 100’ of the japan g-mark good design award 2013.



the glasses lie flat with a 2 mm thickness


3/4 view of the thin specs






up close of the oval frames



hinge detail





demonstration of the flat glasses
video paper glass jp


  • Love the concept of the hinges. Great design always makes you wonder why it hasn’t been done before. However I think it is a step backward in comfort. There are no flexible nose pads. Since every nose is shaped differently this frame would not be very comfortable for most people.

    Airborne says:
  • Can someone wear this and see what is looks like on the face?

    Pete P says:
  • Aesthetic design leaves much to hope for.

    nn says:
  • Beautiful designed glasses.

    The designer focused too much on the possibility to store it between pages of a book. Since the nose bridge doesn’t have flexible pads it will not be comfortable for most people. I would buy instantly if it was fitted with this. It would still be very flat but of course not paper thin.

    Airborne says:
  • When will ‘reading’ glasses be available to the general public?

    Jack Schreiner says:
  • Hi guys, what a about a case to keep them safe when not in use?

    Snoopy rider says:

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