VANNI CONCRETE C01-01 by Cristian Chironi
Color: dark grey with brown and light grey details
Lens: category 3 - Photochromic
All VANNI sunglasses are conceived to be also equipped with ophthalmic lenses
100 % Manufactured in Italy in small production units of the Veneto Region
Product detail and style: Concrete is a multidisciplinary art project and a special capsule collection of eyeglasses designed with the Italian artist Cristian Chironi, curated by Artissima, the Turin International Emerging Art Fair. CONCRETE is not only a series of eyeglasses, but took also the form of an interactive performance in the spaces of the fair and an installation at the VANNI showroom in Turin.
The capsule collection “VANNI for Artissima, CONCRETE by Cristian Chironi” consists of a limited series of 400 metal framed glasses with photochromic coloured lenses: 4 models (unisex/women’s) that pull inspiration from the diverse places in the world where the artist has lived and worked: Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido; Unitè d’Habitation, Marseille; Villa Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh; Casa Victoria Ocampo, Buenos Aires.
Colour, composition, aesthetic form, and arrangement, recall the mental impression and lived experiences involved in the creation of this project, constructing a new relationship between design, architecture, installation, performance, the visual dimension, and narration.
The eyeglasses are finished with original “winglets”, or brise-soleil, of foil folded at 90 degree angles on the temples. On each of the four models the colour detailing creates unique chromatic triads.