Tipton Eyeworks, the creators of Vinylize are bringing their collection of luxury eyewear to the United States. Zachary Tipton founded the company in Budapest in 2004 after 3 years of developing a method to craft high quality, durable eyewear from vinyl records. The entire collection of 60 pieces as well as limited edition box sets are being shipped from Europe.
Tour started in New Mexico and second stop will be Austin, TX. For one day only - December 3rd, 2015 Santa Fe Optical (1601 W. 38TH Street)will host an exclusive trunk show. From 10 am to 5.30 pm Zachary Tipton will style the local crowd with vinyl frames.
The Vinylize collection is available only in black. Many of the 60 shapes are made from communist recordings of Lenin speaking and recent dubstep. Limited edition sets featuring custom designed frames made from the vinyl of Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Madonna will also be on display. Join us and be the first to select from the latest F/W 2016 releases.
Fred Durst has been spending time in Moscow promoting the upcoming Limp bizkit Russian tour.
The Vinylize Brubecksmade from his "New Old Songs" vinyl were gifted to him at the end of August by the Sziget Festival organizers.
Designed by Zack and Simon at Tipton, the Brubeck features a few design elements worth noting: the top corner of the temple end piece is mitered off at 45 degrees resulting in what looks like a dropped temple, but its really not. The bottom edge of the temple end piece runs parallel to the mitre.
The dropped temple illusion is strengthened by the dropped bridge. The quality of the frame is accentuated by the riveted 5 barrel hinges and no-frills temples.
Brubeck is available to the public as a part of the Vinylize Classic collection. Check out it here!
As part of our collaboration with the 2015 Sziget Festival, which attracted a staggering 441 thousand people over the week this year, we created custom ‘box sets’ for some of the main stage acts. We couldn’t resist Marina Diamandis, aka Marina and the Diamonds, not least because her Froot album looks amazing in white.
We also love Marina’s distinctive music and singing style, as well as her flamboyant dress sense and love of her fans - whom she refers to as ‘Diamonds’. She has almost a million Diamonds following her on Twitter.
We decided to build her a custom Araya frame made from her white vinyl. The temples were also matched to create a one of a kind Vinylize frame.
We also knew this frame would look great in the white of Marina’s Froot album and would go perfectly with whatever outfit she chooses to wear on stage.
Unfortunately for the rest of us mere mortals, this frame will only be available in black.
Designing a Vinylize frame for one of Europe’s most-sought after artists is a daunting task. We always try to make a commercially viable product - but one that the artist himself will also gladly wear. It’s a fine balance, especially when we don't get the chance to meet them first.
Before a prototype is made, the technical drawings are prepared. We took into account Robbie's square jaw- and hairline, characteristically thin mouth and straight brows. It quickly became clear that we needed to make him some Wellington, square or teardrop-style frames.
We ran through dozens of variations before deciding on a few to prototype. To stay true to the Vinylize style, we decided to design a pair of frames based on the classic Wellington shape. This particular model is well suited to the design ethos of Vinylize: thick rims, an angular shape and a base curve of four.
We took the basic design and added some square accents to match Robbie's striking features and inject a little spice. Although soft curves suit him just fine, we felt it was important to bring in some masculine touches. The frames are 150mm wide to match Robbie's slightly broader-than-average face.
The finished work of art is packaged in an exclusive box showcasing the vinyl it was made from. The box is specially designed to "eject" the frame from the box.
For more images of Robbie Williams wearing Vinylize, check out the inauguration of the Porto Cervo Chopard popup store.
The model Reverse is available to the public in the Vinylize Classic collection