Ordered: 17 August 2018
Expected delivery: 22 August 2018
Made from waste Australian bank notes
Frame and lenses from $49
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We’re on a mission to bring high-quality, sustainably-made prescription glasses to anyone in the world, no matter where they live and how much money they have.
Dresden comes at eyewear in a totally different way. We’ve designed a simple modular system with a single classic frame shape that’s oh so flexible. Everything’s interchangeable: the lenses and the frame parts (which come in a range of sizes and a riot of colours, even the pins).
Our main frame range is made from an ultra durable, recyclable, and beautifully comfortable, lightweight nylon. Plus we’re doing all sorts of creative things with upcycling waste materials.
We started by going back to a craft excellence we felt had been lost; a time where there was a direct connection between the making of a product and the person it was intended for. It’s something we associate strongly with German values of design and manufacturing.
We admire how Germany has maintained its traditions, yet has a hypermodern edge. Innovation sits quite naturally alongside craftsmanship that’s been honed over generations, producing quality design that pushes boundaries while retaining a timeless appeal.
The paradox of German design is also the essence of Dresden’s approach. Organic yet technical. Playful yet functional.