Warby Parker, Architecture for Humanity Proffer Chic New Glasses

Architectural Digest

Ever since Le Corbusier and his striking round black frames appeared on the world stage, architects and eyeglasses have been intrinsically linked.

Warby Parker’s Aslin frames in English oak ($145 with prescription lenses). Photograph courtesy Warby Parker

Warby Parker’s Aslin frames in English oak ($145 with prescription lenses). Photograph courtesy Warby Parker

Eyewear company Warby Parker and nonprofit organization Architecture for Humanity are celebrating this connection—and the charity’s 15th anniversary—with a limited-edition collection. The line includes the Aslin glasses and Fowler sunglasses, each made of Japanese titanium and durable acetate.

Fowler sunglasses ($145; $195 with prescription lenses). Photograph courtesy Warby Parker

Fowler sunglasses ($145; $195 with prescription lenses). Photograph courtesy Warby Parker

A portion of every purchase will go to Architecture for Humanity, helping to fulfill the organization’s mission to provide safe shelter and access to water, power, and sanitation for communities around the world, all with an eye toward sustainable design. “Whenever their team steps into a critical situation, they prioritize bouncing back sustainably and beautifully,” said Warby Parker cofounder and co-CEO Neil Blumenthal. “They’re proof that doing good doesn’t have to compromise good design.” As with all Warby Parker frames, for each pair purchased, the company will donate a pair to a person in need—perhaps a future architect? warbyparker.com

Warby Parker’s Aslin frames in oak barrel ($145 with prescription lenses). Photograph courtesy Warby Parker

Warby Parker’s Aslin frames in oak barrel ($145 with prescription lenses). Photograph courtesy Warby Parker

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