Tom Davies writes: Diary of a spectacle designer

In the first of his new eyewear industry columns, Tom Davies provides an insight into ideas, inspirations and jet lag

By the sound of the traffic I can tell it’s around 3am. I’m trying very hard not to wake up fully and thoughts start drifting towards a sunglass collection I had worked on a few hours before. These are the sorts of thoughts which drift in and out my consciousness when I can’t sleep.

A few years back I’d made a sunglass for Brad Pitt that had gone on to sell well and I thought, “could I take that design further?” It had hand-stitched leather temples and was a nightmare to customise for different people. I had an idea: What if I used 3D printing for the sides on a new design? Well, that’s it. I’m wide awake.

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