4807 mountain eyewear
4807 glacier glasses explore the balance between necessary performance and overall aesthetics.
Protection in all forms is important and when it affects humans, it’s often a question of survival. In the mountaineer equipment, sunglasses glaciers are one of the most important objects. When reaching heights of 4000m, functional eyewear can be a lifeserver. Protective eyewear is extremely important, but often people wear sunglasses with lenses that are less efficient, preferring to choose ones with more style. Currently mountain sunglasses have an aesthetic which is too ‘technical’ and not attractive with a protective cases usually too big. The inspiration came from the great years of the Haut-Savoyard mountain climbing (a famous region in the french alps), where at the time they made the first glacier glasses from classic frame shape.
ECAL Diploma exhibition 2013
collaboration with Clément Bonnet-Mathieu of Julbo
Photo: ECAL/Nicolas Genta