We fabricated these glasses for the Museum of Art and Design in NYC as wearable “trophies” for the 2015 Visionary Award. Conceived and designed by artist Sebastian Errazuriz, these custom, limited edition, fully functional sunglasses were presented to four artists selected by the Museum.
We began the process with iconic Ray Ban Wayfarers, disassembling the glasses and making moulds of each piece. These pieces were cast in solid brass, ground and polished. Using a laser we engraved each pair with the museum logo and the recipients name. The bases were made from wood and brass with a laser-engraved plaque. After the recipients received their awards they were able to wear the glasses for photo shoots and be, as Errazuriz said, “The coolest guy in the room.”