theo: The Sun Shines On Belgian Constructivism

theo’s new Tim Van Steenbergen collab goes arty-farty. Correction! Call that arty only. The gorgeous new collection of sunglasses is based on the work of Belgian constructivist painter Guy Van Den Branden, an artist deeply admired by Tim (he owns some of his work) who made quite a name for himself in the art world with his focus on composition, rhythm, form and colour. (Sounds familiar? Tim and theo thought so too.) Each model is an inventive combination of titanium (very rare for sunglasses) and acetate shaped in such a way that the different planes create distinctive effects. The colours seem to have been drawn straight from the paintings and vary from bright and sunny to shadowy and subdued. The glasses were named after the paintings they were inspired by as an homage to the artist.