Custom Eyes Workshop

Custom Eyes Workshop © émilie voirin

Custom Eyes Workshop © émilie voirin

Here at blog central, we like to see spontaneous acts of co-creation, or, in other words, the personalizing of unsuspecting objects. Toys and glasses are our bread and butter, and we think flocking is fun.

Custom Eyes Workshop © émilie voirin

Custom Eyes Workshop © émilie voirin

That’s why French designer émilie voirin‘s workshop at the MUDAM Museum of Contemporary art Luxembourg is win win win. DesignBoom writes:

Individuals were asked to choose a pair of second-hand glasses and glue various accessories to the frame. Over 20 kg worth of Kinder Surprise toys, plastic animals, flowers and other knick-knacks were collected prior to the event for purpose of decorating the eyewear. To make each set of frames more uniform, Voirin completed the pieces by short-hair flocking the sunglasses in either red, green or blue. The event lasted two days during which 200 pairs of sunglasses were created.

That’s 44 pounds of Kinder Surprise toys! Who ate all the chocolate?

Custom Eyes Workshop © émilie voirin

Custom Eyes Workshop © émilie voirin

The project took place between last February and March and was offered free of charge until supplies ran out.

Custom Eyes Workshop © émilie voirin

Custom Eyes Workshop © émilie voirin

Custom Eyes Sunglasses: not part of the minimalist design movement…

Custom Eyes Workshop © émilie voirin

Custom Eyes Workshop © émilie voirin

Let the flocking commence! View all the Custom Eyes on Flickr here or through the slideshow embedded below.

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