Futuristic glasses designed by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza presented in Venice by a photographic exhibition by André Brito

On the occasion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition 2018, a 17th century deconsecrated chapel, Santa Maria del Soccorso, in Venice, hosted the capsule collection (two out of three models are in limited edition) designed by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira for Vava Eyewear, a Portuguese brand characterized by refined style, minimal lines, always looking for essentiality.

As squared off as buildings, Vava glasses reveal the strong relationship between elements used in architecture and their frame. The collaboration with the Portuguese architect, Pritzker Prize winner in 1992, is in perfect harmony with the concept of the brand, which, while trying to encourage the dialogue between craftsmanship and high technology, builds the glasses as if they were architectural elements.

The presentation in Venice was accompanied by the photographic exhibition ‘When Architecture Meets Fashion’ with pictures by André Brito, photographer specialized in fashion and nudes, in front of the Church of Santa Maria in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal, one of the most iconic buildings designed by Siza Vieira.

Austere and basic, suitable to her and him, pure in their geometric abstraction, these glasses perfectly adapt to the wearer’s face, enhancing its contours thanks to the sophisticated neutral composition. [Text Giulia Bruno]