BY ELI CHEP
Drawing inspiration from his Ghanaian roots and his love for nature, eyewear designer and founder of Bohten, Nana Boateng Osei has created lightweight, comfortable, zero-waste sunglasses made out of reclaimed wood from West Africa.
Bohten recently presented its Spring/Summer 2016 collection of sunglasses and I think it’s a must have for every stylish sunglasses lover. Each pair is unisex and very easy to wear with just about any outfit.
The collection featuring 5 different shades such as Astor Ebony Gold, Jetter Ebony Classic, Jetter Walnut Classic, Odei Ebony and Odei Rosewood – are said to be handmade from different kinds of wood and complement different occasions.
Bohten’s initiative is clear, to re-use environmentally reclaimed materials (barley, wheat, straw, stone) to design contemporary eyeglasses. Because the materials used are unusual, the design is simple and minimalistic.
Check out the fancy collection below.
The Odei Rosewood made from Reclaimed rosewood. It comes with an adjustable black acetate tips and are perfect for any hangout as they are handmade sunglasses, lightweight and utterly stylish not to mention the Gradient brown polarized UV-400 protection.
The Odei Ebony is made of Reclaimed ebony wood. This style, just like the Odei Rosewood has an adjustable black acetate tips, they are lightweight and handmade not to mention the Blue Revo lenses 100% UBA/UVB protection
The Jetter Walnut Optical are handmade glasses crafted from reclaimed walnut wood and plant based acetate .The Temples are produced from rosewood with black acetate tips if frames need to be adjusted.
The Jetter Ebony Classic is crafted from reclaimed walnut wood and plant based acetate .The Temples are produced from ebony with black acetate tips.
Made from reclaimed ebony Wood, the contemporary piece is structured with a thin layer of laminate zebrawood, gold plated temples and acetate tips. This is known as the Astor Ebony Gold.
Images courtesy of BÔhten