Stephan Weishaupt is the owner of boutique furniture store, Avenue Road, in Toronto, so it’s no surprise that he gravitated toward the elegant design and sophisticated materials found in these “B21.1” glasses from Gold and Wood. The Parisian brand is known for their use of Buffalo horn mixed with rare and exotic woods, and these frames are no exception. Handmade in the company’s atelier, the frames are constructed from marbled horn and bubinga wood, with a thin detail line of aluminum. The workmanship extends through all the intricate details, like the curvature at the temples, and the slightly jagged edging of the arms.
Stephan says he’s always wanted to have a pair of horn glasses, and he especially loved the detailing and combination of materials found in this pair. It’s just too bad the security screeners at the airports don’t share his enthusiasm: the metallic content in the frames set off the alarm every time!