SOL SOL ITO. SWISS NEO-LUXURY.
SOL SOL ITO
Sometimes beauty can result from an intricate sense of complexity. At other times, it’s just the opposite, and a simple, reductionist aesthetic can lend an air of distinction. The latter is definitely the case with sol sol ito, the reduce-to-the-max eyewear label founded by designers Monika Fink and Sandra Kaufmann. Their creative line of sunglasses and prescription models is characterized by three major design features: interchangeable double bridges, replacement nosepads, as well as screw-less hinges.
The duo’s signature design style has already won numerous honors, including last year’s German Design Award. Next to a sense of functionality and high quality standards, the designs separate sol sol ito from the rest of the pack. With nods to the Bauhaus movement and the finest examples of Swiss eyewear craftsmanship, every single frame combines individual style and outstanding form language into a complete package. Plus, every series is limited to 50 pairs each, which definitely makes these pieces coveted eye catchers. For issue’s #19 Editor’s Choice, we took models »10A« and »23F« for a spin around Cape Town.