Kengo Kuma x VAVA Eyewear: 3D printed

VAVA CL0015 “woven” 3D printed sunglasses design – nomination in SILMO D’Or 2021 awards

The astounding architectural imaginings of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and the process of weaving explored within the acclaimed architect’s work form the basis for the almond-shaped Cloo15 sunglasses design at VAVA, one of the nominations in the recently announced European optical industry’s 28th SILMO D’Or shortlist in the design category ‘Sunglasses – Eyewear Designer’. The SILMO D’Or prizes will be announced at the Paris “live” event on 25th September 2021, before an international audience.  Above: model CL0015 Kengo Kuma x VAVA – a round eye shape, the 3D printed frame is created using polyamide bio-based powder made from castor oil

Götti Switzerland
Carlotta's Village
SILMO Paris Nord Villepinte 24 - 27 Sept 2021
MOREL par Jean Nouvel
EOE Sustainable Eyewear from Swedish Lapland
VAVA CL0015 in bold red

Beyond the eloquent structure, the design is also equipped with advanced base zero glass round-shaped lenses by Barberini and patented hinges in VAVA’s signature Avional aluminium.  VAVA’s collaboration collection with Kengo Kuma is the latest innovative series in a line of studied and inspired collections that put structure and architectural aesthetics at the forefront of eyewear development and sustainably produced frame design. Find out more at