Hungarian Tipton Eyeworks has teamed up with coffee giant Nespresso to launch a new, eco-friendly eyewear collection made from the company’s recycled capsules.
Better known for its quirky ‘upcycled’ vinyl record frames range, Vinylize, Tipton’s first limited edition Nespresso range was such a hit it sold out in a few days.
Zack Tipton, Tipton Eyeworks founder, said he was very excited when Nespresso got in touch. “I had already been thinking about using some form of recycled material… Aluminium is the perfect material and the distinctive colours of the coffee capsules immediately sparked our imaginations.”
Tipton used aluminium sheets made from the melted, recycled Nespresso capsules, which produced an incredibly durable material, said the company. The first collection was inspired by Nespresso’s Kazaar, Dharkan, Roma and Livanto capsules in shades of blue, gold and chocolate. “The colours and finish were determined by Nespresso,” said Triton. “They wanted a perfect match with the original colours of the capsules.” The matt finish was achieved through a tumbling process and hand-lacquering treatment at a German facility. The eco-friendly collection was topped off by a felt case and paper box in keeping with its eco-credentials.
Further collections are in the pipeline.