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Dezeen's top ten: spectacles and shades

Dezeen's top ten: spectacles and shades

This month our readers' opinions were divided over the open-source WikiGlasses made of 18mm plywood (top right) so here's a roundup of our most popular stories about spectacles and shades. 

SIRE glasses by Aekae SIRE glasses by Aekae

1: in pole position are these Sire glasses made of water buffalo horn, which readers labelled "simultaneously fabulous and disturbing".

W-eye by Matteo Ragni for MAWOOD

2: second place goes to the W-eye reading glasses, made from layers of wood and aluminium without any hinges.

Sun Cutter by Markus Kayser

3: Royal College of Art graduate Markus Kayser is in third place with these sun shades that he made in the desert, cutting the material by focussing a beam of sunlight.

VerBien by Yves Béhar

4: Yves Béhar's VerBien range of spectacles that will be distributed free to children in Mexico is in fourth place.

WikiGlasses by Lynton Pepper

5: this month's controversial story on Lynton Pepper's WikiGlasses comes in fifth. Tell us what you think here.

Hair Glasses by Studio Swine

6: in sixth place are these biodegradable spectacle frames made of human hair by Studio Swine.

Competition: five pairs of Reykjavik Eyes spectacles to be won

7: next up are these frames made from a single sheet of titanium with no screws, joints or hinges by Icelandic spectacle company Reykjavik Eyes.

Stone Blind and Qanah by Sruli Recht

8: more from Iceland - these hand-cut Carrara marble eyeshades for the blind by Sruli Recht are in eighth place.

Origamaster Shades by BCXSY Origamaster Shades by BCXSY

9: the penultimate entry in this month's top ten is a pair of shades made from a concertina of thin plastic by BCXSY.

Dezeen's top ten: spectacles and shades

10: and finally, tenth place goes to these beaded shades by Thorunn Arnadottir, which feature QR codes directing photographers to make a charity donation when they snap the wearer on their smartphone.

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