Waiting for the Sun
Waiting for the Sun, is not only an eyewear brand: Waiting for the Sun is the story of friends who, in 2007 took up the challenge to produce sunglasses made of wood. Founded by Julian Tual and Antoine Mocq it is a reflection from urban daily life, thanks to materials like wood and tar. Their name is based on the feeling we encounter in Holland a lot, all year we keep and keep waiting for the sun.
They have been in the wooden sunglass game for a quite long time and have refined their techniques. They even managed to release an optical collection for their wooden frames.
The brand is inspired by classics and collaborates with designers and artists to create urban and chic eyewear from renewable resources. The wooden glasses combine lightness, quality, comfort and aesthetics. They are a special mix of French sophistication and a Californian laid-back lifestyle, mixing city with surf culture.
In two years Waiting for the Sun has become a singular brand with a universe of its own made of unique and original products. It is an ever evolving project, fed by a certain energy and creative freshness, expressing itself through a constant innovative research.
The quest for the different kinds of wood they use results in super lightweight natural materials such as Australian tea wood, rose wood, or bamboo. All models are hand-carved one at a time, retaining the natural features of each piece of timber. Each sunglass is unique just as each piece of wood which has its own natural veins.
We’re really thrilled about the quality and dedication to each frames. They have an innovative spring system and the level of finishing is astonishing.