×
24 602
Fashion Jobs
ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES
Director of Business Process Outsourcing Vendor Management - Onesource
Permanent · New York
ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES
Keyholder - Cosmetics Company Store - 20 Hrs - Waterloo Premium Outlets - Finger Lakes,ny
Permanent · Finger Lakes
ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES
Edm Business Solutions Manager Customer/Pricing
Permanent · Melville
ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES
Edm Business Solutions - Director Customer/Pricing Master
Permanent · Melville
ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES
Keyholder - Cosmetics Company Store - 20 Hrs - st. Louis Premium Outlets - Chesterfield, mo
Permanent · Chesterfield
L'OREAL GROUP
Director Ecommerce - Global Digital
Permanent · New York
L'OREAL GROUP
Packaging Operator ii
Permanent · North Little Rock
L'OREAL GROUP
Analyst/sr. Analyst, Finance (Supply Chain - Cranbury dc)
Permanent · Cranbury
VICTORIA'S SECRET
District Manager - Victoria’s Secret - West New York State
Permanent · Buffalo
BATH & BODY WORKS
Senior Manager, Human Resources Stores - Bath & Body Works - Columbus, oh
Permanent · Reynoldsburg
VICTORIA'S SECRET
Manager, Product Safety
Permanent · New York
CENTRIC BRANDS
Manager, Fabric R&D (Joe's Jeans And Hudson Jeans)
Permanent · Los Angeles
CENTRIC BRANDS
Manager, Production - Sleepwear
Permanent · New York
CENTRIC BRANDS
Senior Vice President (Svp), Marketing
Permanent · New York
CENTRIC BRANDS
Sales Operations Coordinator
Permanent · New York
CENTRIC BRANDS
Account Executive - Robert Graham
Permanent · Los Angeles
CENTRIC BRANDS
Manager, Basis And Security
Permanent · Greensboro
ULTA BEAUTY, INC.
Retail Operations Manager
Permanent · Nampa
ULTA BEAUTY, INC.
Retail Sales Manager
Permanent · Raleigh
ULTA BEAUTY, INC.
Retail Sales Manager
Permanent · Hilliard
ULTA BEAUTY, INC.
cO-Sales Manager
Permanent · Oak Brook
SALLY BEAUTY CORPORATE
District Manager
Permanent · Houston
By
AFP-Relaxnews
Published
Nov 29, 2020
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Using French volcanic rock to make spectacle frames

By
AFP-Relaxnews
Published
Nov 29, 2020

Like apparel, shoes and accessories, spectacles have been in "green revolution" mode for several years, looking to eco-friendly and natural materials, each as original as the next. Now, Wood Light has a particularly special innovation to present, with a pair of spectacle frames featuring shards of Volvic volcanic rock. The frames are the fruit of a collaboration involving an optician and a Michelin-starred chef.


Three entrepreneurs from very different worlds -- but united in their love for the Auvergne region in central France -- joined forces to work on this new kind of spectacle frame. The Michelin-starred chef, Adrien Descouls, the optician and founder of Optic Dome, Thibault Randoin, and Wood Light brand founder, Julien Douzal, pooled their ideas, their creativity and their expertise to develop a capsule collection of spectacle frames combining wood with shards of Volvic stone. This volcanic rock is sourced specifically from quarries not far from the town of Volvic, known for its mineral water as well as its famous stone.

The story goes that it was Adrien Descouls -- who famously took part in France's edition of the "Top Chef" TV show -- who spoke to Thibault Randoin about wanting to get some unique glasses made that would celebrate the volcanoes of Auvergne. The optician then turned to Julien Douzal and his brand of artisanal glasses, made in the Puy de Dôme, to help bring this original project to life.

Artisan-crafted in France



But these special spectacles weren't made in a day. The final result took several tests and prototypes -- plus around 30 stages and several hours of production. The famous stones were first broken to get a fine powder, which was sifted then encrusted in clear acetate to make the front face of the frames. This sits in contrast with the arms, which are made with a multi-layer plywood of walnut and ash.

"The transparency lets you see the shards of rock as if suspended -- it's a striking effect," say the trio behind the glasses. "This dusting of black rock is also reminiscent of pepper, an extra nod to the work of Chef Adrien!"

This capsule collection is available online at Woodlight-boutique.com, priced from €259 to €299 (approx. US$309 to $356).

Copyright © 2021 AFP-Relaxnews. All rights reserved.