JEAN-FRANCOIS REY // WAVE
As if in movement, the new WAVE frames from Jean-François Rey have a fluid and light design. The modern and graphic style of the fronts is obtained by folding and colouring thin strips of stainless steel ribbons, which criss-cross and are fixed to the lug on semi-rimless frames equipped with spring hinges. Just another day in the French Manufacture…
If you follow the lines, distinguish the volumes and forms carefully you’ll understand that these frames with a simple design in appearance, hide an exceptional technicality and inventiveness of the use of metal. Always very talented when it comes to exploring new creative ways, Jean-François Rey continues his research on coloured metal and launches the WAVE concept: 3 semi-rimless stainless steel shapes, impressive balance, technicality and creativity. The designer cultivates here the codes of the contemporary design: a game where the thin lines of metal fold, intercross, superimpose and vibrate on the front in a lightweight and airy structure.
The style of the collection is driven by the architectural geometry of the top, which is the focus of attention. Each stainless steel piece is folded and coloured separately, by hand, in a precise, clean, and efficient technical manner. The assembly of the pieces on the lug of the frames is studied to create a graphic effect that is visually powerful. The choice of colours has an essential role: pure and luminous so as to sublimate the graphic aesthetics of the frames. The French Designer achieves a harmony in an elegant minimalist spirit and gives the collection its singular visual strength and unique character. More than an optical frame, Jean-François Rey creates a truly artistic design where architecture, urbanism and art interact with harmony and intelligence.