Repurposing military materials for designer eyewear

Nose pads were added after testing for added support and comfort.
Brass cast part for latching the nose pad

A collaboration with material scientists from Auburn University, Alabama: David Branscomb/Nakul Kothari to develop a designer eyewear with the patented braided composite yarn (US20130291476 A1). 

We adapted to the technical challenges and advantages of the material to produce minimalistic spectacles with a goal to simplify the manufacturing of eyewear frames.

More exploration with Braided Carbon Fiber yarn


Woven Structures


Material Sponsor: Highland Industries

Making Process

Quick manufacturing of hooks to secure the yarn in the jig