Shwood for Mercedes: The S-Class of sunglasses
For decades, the Mercedes S-Class has remained the benchmark for automotive technology – but who would have thought the stately saloon would become a fashion icon?
At New York Fashion Week, the German manufacturer revealed its collaboration with Oregon-based sculptor of sunglasses, Shwood. Named the ‘Mercedes-Benz Collection’, the simple frames are hand-made using the different shades of wood found in an S-Class dashboard, with each of the four designs limited to 10 pieces and individually numbered on the hinge cover. Lenses are imported from German optical specialist Carl Zeiss, while a leather travel case is included in the $595 price. Deliveries begin 5 Oct 2013.