Cabinet 10, Drawer 7
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 7 are all John Barr - a mix of sunglass exercises in acetate and also some special developments in Perspex (acrylic) materials. 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.
Slot 1 - Nice black acetate sunglass. US$ 300.
Slot 2 - Handmade acetate sun with two tone black fade. US$ 300.
Slot 3,4 & 5 - Acetate sunglasses with round eyeshapes and various lenses. US$ 300 EACH.
Slot 6 - Acrylic - Oversized round sun with mirror lens. US$ 500.
Slot 7- Acrylic - beautiful round sun - double bridge with bayonet temple and mirror lenses. US$ 500.
Slot 8 - Acrylic - highly innovative sun/optical with double bridge and embossed round front with wrapped end-piece and bayonet temple in exquisite red material. US$ 500.
Slot 9 - Acrylic - similar shape to above but single bridge with bayonet temple. SOLD.
Slot 10 - Acrylic - same shape as Slot 11 but matte black with embossed temples and darker lenses. US$ 500.
Slot 11 - Acrylic - like Slot 6 but matte finish and blue mirror. US$ 500.
Slot 12,13,14 & 15 - Acetate sun design prototypes with black or very dark tortoise, with mirror lenses. US$ 400 EACH.