|54 mm||20 mm||140 mm
Material: Acetate / Aluminum
Kengo Kuma (1954) is a Japanese architect, a University Professor, and a Professor Emeritus at the University of Tokyo. Kengo Kuma is a globally acclaimed Japanese Architect who has offices in both Tokyo and Paris. He is one of the most significant Japanese figures in contemporary architecture. Some of his most recognized works include the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Centre in Tokyo and the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum. He is also one of the designers of the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo which will become one of the main venues of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Kuma has ample experience using a variety of key materials such as wood, bamboo, plasterboard, paper, glass, and bricks, as well as working with all the different geographical elements from water to air and light. From his many years of research and experience, he knows how to create architectural masterpieces that coexist perfectly with the natural environments. VAVA x KENGO KUMA is a capsule eyewear collection designed by Kengo Kuma, incorporating sustainable, organic materials and the latest in 3D-printing technology.
Unique eyewear that invites you to participate in a forward-thinking movement. Contemporaneous look, subtly futuristic, conceptual and timeless. VAVA seeks to foster a dialogue between crafts and high-tech, using the most advanced technologies. A techno product that, at same time, embodies the experience, knowledge and art of the great masters of the handmade eyewear. This approach, combined with the use of the highest quality materials, makes VAVA unique. Inspired by minimalism and Bauhaus movement, admirering artists such as Sol Lewitt, Malevich or Josef Albers. As if part of a minimalistic imaginary where aesthetics is the result of gender removal. The unisex philosophy is naturally affiliated to the DNA of the brand. Unisex is one of the ways to the future. In a time of cultural transformation, VAVA envisions a future that is ageless, genderless and raceless, using terms like equality and diversity. VAVA designs for a conscious future, a world of high-tech solutions that leverages all the possibilities of technology to make zero waste and environmental consciousness possible. A post-industrial world of techno-craftsmanship is waiting for you. The simple shapes are the square, rectangle, circle and triangle. These are the basic forms that are used as the foundation of VAVA designs. VAVA hinge is very much influenced by SOL LEWITT structures originates from the cube. Major works of this American Artist, linked to Conceptual Art and Minimalism, have deeply influenced the Minimalism in Fashion and as well VAVA, specially the basic building blocks of the artist’s three-dimensional works.