Cyrus Kabiru: CStunners

Crazy glasses made from junk and found objects, Contemporary African Art, Cyrus Kabiru at Istanbul Design Biennial 2012Crazy glasses made from junk and found objects, Contemporary African Art, Cyrus Kabiru at Istanbul Design Biennial 2012Crazy glasses made from junk and found objects, Contemporary African Art, Cyrus Kabiru at Istanbul Design Biennial 2012Click to enlarge

Not sure I’ll be picking any of these when I finally take the plunge and get a pair of much-needed glasses, but they certainly are fun. Nairobi artist Cyrus Kabiru has been into making frames from a very young age, grabbing some scrap copper wire and making his own set, having been inspired by a playmate’s real ones. Kabiru is a painter and a sculptor and started making his CStunners just for fun out of found objects, wire, mesh, pierced copper and steel, as well as other unused, leftover scrap. From fun to the Istanbul Design Biennial, where Kabiru’s specs will be featured next month; not bad! I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if these start cropping up on the fashion runways very soon, if they haven’t already.

Photos by SylviaPhotos courtesy of the artist.

via NYTimes

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