Anh-Ton Tran is the optometrist and owner of recently opened eyewear boutique, Voskins Lunetterie, located in Montreal’s up-and-coming Griffintown neighborhood. As someone who enjoys good architecture and design, it’s no surprise that he gravitated toward these super round frames from Hapter. These “BO1L” frames are inspired by a pair of glacier military goggles from WWII, and combine surgical steel with a custom-made textile similar to the material used in vintage Italian Army uniforms. Like a pair of jeans, the material on these glasses will gain character over time, giving them a nice and personal “lived in” quality.
We love the shape of these frames, with its oversized rims and curved brow line reminiscent of a gentle wave in the ocean. The clear nose bridge is also a unique design element. Based out of Italy, Hapter is the winner of the famous German Design Award in 2014. The jury recognized the company calling it “A fusion of different worlds and materials to create a new, exclusive industrial process: concise, linear and sustainable. A superb, innovative fashion look.”