“Screws are the bane of an optician’s life.”
– (Optician, 2013)
This statement of frustration is not only shared by opticians, but among glasses users themselves. Whether it is a slight knock, bump or even an unfortunate event of someone accidentally sitting on your glasses, can cause frame misalignment. Furthermore screws are known to work themselves loose due to the constant opening and closing of the glasses frame. Many find the reassembly of these tiny screws into the frame to be awkward and cumbersome, and this ongoing exasperation is the main inspiration behind this project.
The project aims to combat these problems by using the super-elastic metal called Nitinol. As well as being strong and durable, this shape memory alloy possesses a springy, rubber like elasticity which makes them perfect for glasses. Spectacles keep their shape and position without the need for the fiddly, easy to lose screws used to make the traditional glasses. The screwless, super-elastic glasses bow and bend, but always return to form.
Designer : Neethu Mathew
Tuvie has received “Screwless, Super-elastic Concept Glasses” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.