Cabinet 10, Drawer 10
The John Barr Collection.
For many years John has supplied us with prototypes we requested; like the reproductions from the Udo Proksch designs; as well as his own designs and ideas in prototype form. Sometimes they are basic and sometimes they are way out. Like the famous Pierre Marly, who made mainly One Of A Kind frames for discerning clients, John is also a master designer and craftsman, whose work we believe will be of great value in the future.
Drawer 10 are all John Barr - Experimental sunglasses in both acrylic and acetate. A wonderful mix of concepts and all can go straight into an eyewear company's collection - they are one of a kind prototypes and would not be here if they had ever been used in any commercial collection.
Drawer 1,2,3,4 & 5 - Acrylic sunglasses with 3D appliques. The underlying front is wrapped but the applique is flat with the dimensional difference handled with pins - needs to be seen - future museum pieces. US$ 600 EACH.
Drawer 6,7,8,9 & 10 - handmade acetate sun with inlaid flower and leaf design. These were literally cut out and inlaid in matching recesses. This would never have been possible before the invention of the CNC machine and are still a marvellous example of craftsmanship and ingenuity. US$ 600 EACH.
Drawer 13,14 & 15 - Acrylic - 3 small round optical styles with embossing and bayonet temples - matte or shiny finish. US$ 300 EACH.