Your jaded correspondent rarely sees a product design that causes an LOL, but this one did it. Giulio Iacchetti's tongue-in-chic take on failing eyesight—he's had horrible vision since the age of ten—yielded his 4occhi ("four eyes") eyeglasses, which saves the user the trouble of having to carry regular glasses and sunglasses, or regulars and reading. (It's a more extreme take on the horizontally-symmetrical glasses we showed you at the link below, but these will raise more eyebrows. While your own eyebrows are framed by the upper lenses.)
Though inspired by the classic bifocals, these glasses leave the wearer free to choose which lenses to use: for distance or close-up, for the sun or night use, for eye relaxation, for the mid-distance. Two pairs in one, to turn upside down for lens selection.
Simple in concept but highly original in construction. The frames for this first, limited-series production are made by hand in Cadore from cellulose acetate, a plant-based plastic (the same once used for manufacturing combs and buttons) derived from cotton and wood fibers.
If you haven't already, be sure to check out our Q&A with Iacchetti from last year.