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Notes | January 25, 2017

Levante

A game of solids and voids characterize the new model by Catuma

words Editorial Staff

It’s an homage to nature the new model of Catuma ArTchitecture collection: Levante. The collection celebrates the link between art, architecture and nature and for this new glasses it borrows the name to the wind that blows from East to West. Levante is a frame with a resolute character, strong, as the steel front, but graceful. A frame in which Zeiss lenses, treated with blue anti-reflection, are embedded in a metal structure reminiscent of the style loved by another model of the collection, Eileen Gray, in which steel dominated.

The unusual top of this model is composed by an upper protruding part in steel, in which we find the game of solids and voids. This projection, as the mirror image, is reflected also internally, creating a model with blinkers, that brings to mind the aviator model, so linear when viewed frontally, but so complicated if admired laterally. The steel volutes that enrich the Levante frame, are embellished with cork inserts treated with metallic varnish or decorated with elegant swirls in lamè.