Zsuzsanna Szentirmai-Joly is a very talented Hungarian designer that has developed a new way of creating material/fabric patterns through her own system of weaving threads together. This specific sunglass model, called: “threatening threads” is a result of over ten days of hand work. It is a unique peace. There is not onother one in existance. This model still has rests of makeup used by the performer during the performance in Schloss Solitude.
The materials used are an aluminium frame and temple base, plastic string, white tyvek, thread and polster with glue. The procedure to make these sunglasses was very long. Each tyvek thread was cut and glued to fabric from both sides, then cut on both sides. One side straight and the other zig-zag. After that all the threads were woven together and “molded” to create a shape that, which worn, was the sunglasses mask to the “anti-hero” from the fourteen day performance event also entitled “threatening threads”.
“Threatening threads” was a project made by seven artists and designers: Zsuzsanna Szentirmai-Joly, Tobias Bodio, Antje Kalus, Ingrid Mitterer, Sonja Füsti, Gwen van den Eijnde and Ivan Civic. It lasted over fourteen days in the large exhibition space of the prestigious Akademie Schloss Solitude, in Germany.
More information about the “threatening threads” performance and project can be found here!
Many incredible pieces were made during the seven hour process per day of the performance. Among them was this one pair of sunglasses for the “anti.hero” which we from sunglassespreservation are very honored to have received as donation from Mrs. Zsuzsanna Szentirmai-Joly. This unique piece is now part of the sunglassespreservation archives. We consider it a very important design and art piece as it pones many questions on which direction eyewear is going to go in the future.
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