Papp UV, Berlin

Sustainable wood+cardboard sunglasses

13th June 2014 Young designer/entrepeneur Cantemir Gheorghiu’s second generation Papp UV sunglasses are pretty unconventional as sunnies go. Made from a mix of recycled wood and cardboard with polarized anti-scratch lenses on the outside of the frame, these are the ideal spare pair of shades – stylish but practical and easy to have ready in a pocket, book or bag; lightweight, flexible and waterproof, with UV protection (UV 400 anti-scratch lenses), the minimal design is enhanced by bold colour and clever details such as flexible reinforced hinges and aluminium end tips. Shapes include an aviator, a round, or a classic wayfarer look.

PAPP UV detail

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