THE WORLD AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE
FlashBurn Eyewear by Vibrazioni art-design: non-conventional sunglasses made from recovered barrels.
Have you ever tried to look at the surface of an old object imagining its life path through the years of its use? Every bruise and every scratch contribute to forge the personality of the material we use, unique compared to each other.
From furniture to custom motorcycles to lifestyle complements, for each of our creations we only use recovered metal sheets from discarded oil barrels.
FlashBurn Eyewear by Vibrazioni art-design is a free interpretation of some iconic unisex sunglasses models, made with this unique craft technique that has been representing us for years in the design world.
Make your life driven by passion: just look at it through the right googles!
POP ART IS A WAY OF LOVING THINGS
Why is FlashBurn Eyewear by Vibrazioni art-design different from everything you've seen so far?
WELDER and GRINDER models are all unique and numbered pieces which can be placed between art, fashion and design, due to the characterization of the material which, as recovered, presents variations in color and surface rich in memory and contents.
The high quality together with the choice of a vintage and innovative frame at the same time, gives life to a pair of sunglasses destined to become a real cult piece.
CREATIVITY IS FREEDOM
Cultivating creativity and infinite imagination is the best way to maintain a color vision in a world that too easily tends to homologate and standardize. All we need is a flash ... that stroke of genius, that fiery bolt of inspiration and that brilliance in the eyes that ignites the soul.
Thus was born the idea of creating an object, one of a kind, in harmony with our rude and post-modern character: a sunglasses collection made in sheet metal recovered from old industrial barrels, in the classic style that distinguishes us.
Sunglasses go beyond our classic workings, in fact we traditionally create furnishing accessories and customize motorcycles using recovered oil barrels, working every day between fire and sparks. Sparks cradle our thoughts, sometimes evoking them and sometimes amplifying them, leading through design fantasies that are the result of images sedimented in the eyes even earlier than in mind, during years of refinement of technique and confidence with materials. They are real flash burns that define who we are, where we come from and where we want to go ... basically the meaning of our existence.
We’ve used therefore our design skills to create a pair of sunglasses with a unique and scratchy character, just like us!
UNIQUE AND ECO-SUSTAINABLE
Each WELDER and GRINDER is a unique and numbered piece that can be replicated in a similar way but never perfectly identical, completely Made in Italy and characterized by the research for the best quality standards: from design, to processing, to the use of materials as well as the lenses manifactured by Carl Zeiss Vision.
These are eco-friendly products in which the raw material, the metal barrel, is cleared, recovered, reused and reinterpreted to create a unique eyewear style.
FlashBurn Eyewear by Vibrazioni art-design is therefore a real design object with a GREEN SOUL, which redefines the standard of ECO-SUSTAINABILITY.
The sheets we use come from the barrels of the most important petrochemical brands such as Texaco, Petronas, Agip, Total, Tamoil, Shell, Elf, Motul…. where the bright colors and the unique serigraphs offer a multitude of color combinations. At the same time, these brands refer to a shared dreamlike vision about racing, speed and adrenaline.
So FlashBurn Eyewear tells a story that begins with the asphalt and the roar of the engines and that meets the checkered flag in the sense of freedom and uniqueness that characterizes it.
The barrel’s recovery process, or rather the raw material recovery chain, stands out for being eco-sustainable and green: the barrels are washed with rainwater and the detergents used descend from ash. The ash lye and the ash paste used for the process are certified bio-detergents, absolutely natural and are precious allies in protecting the environment.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR EYEWEAR
Only on crowdfunding you can customize your eyewear!
Each WELDER and GRINDER is a unique and numbered piece that can be replicated in a similar way but never perfectly identical, both for raw material causes and processing.
You can choose the color combination (1 color for the frame and 1 color for both stems) among many options:
AQUAMARINE - TEAL GREEN – BLACK – CLASSIC RED – STRAWBERRY PINK – BRICK RED – LIGHT BLUE – ELECTRIC BLUE – YELLOW - WHITE
At the end of the crowdfunding campaign both models WELDER and GRINDER will be available at 179 euros with no possibility of customization.
So FlashBurn Eyewear was created to represent the lifestyle of a pop and postmodern community who recognizes itself in the values of Vibrazioni art-design.
ABOUT VIBRAZIONI ART-DESIGN
It’s pretty difficult to understand the image that people have of us, based on what is our path…It’s so much easier to explain that everything we do is what makes us feel good, that keeps us thirsty of discoveries and experiments, devoted to a continuous quest for beauty and to the concept we have of it, through an artisan expression of our poetics and even before of our way of being.
Vibrazioni art-design was founded in 2006 as a philosophy which goes against the grain compared to industrially scaled mass production, favoring a process of craftmanship that brings about a total transformation of matter.
We produce metal furniture with recycled sheets coming from petrochemical and food barrels, giving life to a unique, tangible and recognizable material entity.
With the same processing technique we also customize motorcycles: one of the most striking is the SC-Rumble, created for Ducati and Pirelli in 2015 and presented in London at the Bike Shed.
Sc-Rumble: custom Scrambler Ducati made for Ducati and Pirelli with recovered barrels
Flamingo: custom Scrambler Ducati made with recovered barrels
They call us “Daft Punk of Design”
ALBERTO: born in 1981, he’s just a person with his head in the clouds and his feet firmly placed on the ground, too grown up to consider himself a boy but never too old to feel an “adult”. Passionate dreamer steadily convinced that the true wealth resides in creativity and in the ability to express it in a concrete way with every means available.
RICCARDO: born in 1980, from Florence and affected by the seed of madness, just a good madness, the one that allows you to face everything with the innate simplicity of a conscious catalyst. A mumbling volcano in constant eruption, cyclonic, attached to the roots bout always with a gaze projected to the future.
We normally produce metal furniture and motorbikes. Excellence in craftmanship is combined with recovery and continous research: iron and sheets are expertly processed and transformed in compliance with the intrinsic qualities of the materials. Forms and design are conceived by eliminating in the final product any reference to the shape of the bin: the patina of time and the materiality of the work remain on the furniture, where the balance aesthetic-shape-function makes the object capable of communicating and telling a story.
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THANKS to Pinoptik for technical support, to Callo Albanese for photographs and to our special friends who collaborated with us on this amazing project!
Risks and challenges
It would be great if we could realize all of our desires from the smallest to the biggest, from the most worthless to the most intense, with the final aim of obtaining the creation of the perfect overall picture. But along the way, growing up and experimenting, we realized that the complete picture will not fortunately ever be reached because there is something more important and exciting than the final: the jurney. In our path we came across circumstances that sometimes were unpleasant, sometimes bizarre and sometimes exciting, even beyond expectations, but many of these were existing in our imagination for a long time before they came truth. So we asked to ourselves wich was the way to move from dreaming to living, from imagining to building and later we realized that the first step to start a new adventure or a new life chapter is to communicate and get it out of our mind becoming a sound. Since everything around us conspires in order to make it true, we start saying "It would be nice if....".
Form and design are conceived according to ethical and extremely artisan criteria, keeping on the eyewear the tale of a past history. Every scratch and every bruise on the metal sheet used for the frame contributes to forge the personality of the eyewear and its owner, unique compared to each other.
Cutting, bending, welding, grinding and painting: each operation is carried out according to manual criteria, relegating the “machine” component to the lowest terms.
For this project some of the most iconic frames have been revisited and at the same time the traditional use of sheet metal has been reinvented. Form and design are therefore conceived by eliminating in the product any reference to the body of the barrel, without neglecting the dreamlike value linked to the raw material. So, each object can be replicated in a similar way but never perfectly identical, both for material causes and processing.
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