In Saint Victor, a company is specializing in wooden glasses
Glasses frames don’t have to come in only metal or plastic. The proof is in the success of a couple in the Ardeche region who have specialized in making wooden glasses.
A couple from the Ardeche have chosen to launch the design and creation of eye-glasses and sunglasses made from wood. The decision made perfect sense for the couple made up of a husband who worked in the optical industry and a wife who is passionate about woodwork. The choice of wood is particularly innovative because the material allows the frames to be lighter without reducing the quality of the glasses.
The business has targeted luxury as well as local: the glasses are handmade and use wood that is found in France (maple, ash, sweet chestnut, walnut and cherry wood). If some of the frames are made from exotic wood, the raw material comes solely from fallen trees.
The average cost of these glasses is 135 euros, a similar price to those made from metal. The glasses can be bought online. As a result of the success of the product, Wood’luns has also begun to develop partnerships with a number of opticians.