RES/REI: studies in colour and contemporary form

Lightness, delicacy, and a passionate focus on colour artistry are the characteristics of a new collection of glasses and sunglasses at the Italian handmade label

Dance. Architecture. Flora and fauna. Sculpture…..Worlds of aesthetic beauty, intellect and intrigue outside the world of eyewear have been a source of inspiration and reference at RES/REI for some years, thanks to an interest in beautiful things, concepts and individualistic colours, explored in combinations. The latest collection is further testament to the brand’s unique approach to designing frames, where an astute focus on colour and fresh design has also given rise to a distinct and enchanting approach to details and the design of the smallest parts of the frame.  Above: sunglasses in the S/S 2022 season’s collections at RES/REI. Top, model Garofano in the Flowers collection in a colorway that includes light green, lavender and pink, balanced with a gradient blue-pink lens; below this style is model Glicine in the Flowers collection, pictured in pink with brown havana and grey and a gradient brown lens

RES/REI: model Gio in the Architects collection

Part of the Architects collection at RES/REI, a range inspired by the creative wisdom of the architects of the world, model Gio offers an example of the work with colour in acetate in this brand new collection. The combinations of two or three tones in some of these acetate styles – in this case a mix of green, yellow and turquoise, have a light and luminous quality that is both fascinating and delicate.

ERKERS est 1879 USA
Götti Switzerland
OGI Eyewear
Oliver Goldsmith
opti 2022
Model Johnson by RES/REI

The new model Johnson – one of the highlights of the line – plays with a perfectly round eye shape and the effect of a contrasting rim. Subtle light grey, paired with orange, grey with an inner rim in blue, and a host of other unique colours give this frame its memorable character and dashing interpretation of what has become a classic shape for glasses. For further details about all the new styles available, visit: