Are you a fan of Wes Anderson’s style? How would you like to see the world in the dreamy, whimsical color palette of his movies? Well, Tens wants to provide you with this experience. Their new Spektachrome glasses let you slap an Instagram filter onto your actual vision and turn the world around you into a Wes Anderson’s movie.
Spektachrome sunglasses were imagined by three friends on a road trip through the Scottish Highlands. The guys applied their background in photography and filmmaking when designing these glasses. They were developed in collaboration with optical experts from Lyon, France, and manufactured in Italy.
The sunglasses feature full UV400 protection, blocking 100% of harmful rays. But apparently, Spektachrome glasses aren’t only made to protect you from UV rays. They combine emerald greens and citron tones that make the world around you look like Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums or Hotel Chevalier. “Wearing Spectachrome feels like walking into a scene of a sun-bleached 1970’s postcard,” the team writes.
Tens notes that the sunglasses were made from optical grade, plant-based Mazzucchelli acetate. It comes from renewable resources such as wood pulp and natural cotton fibers. This means that you get a higher quality product and that the impact on the environment is dramatically lower than regular plastic sunglasses.
The team has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund Spektachrome glasses. So far it’s doing amazingly well, considering that they’ve earned 300% of the funding goal. There are a few models to choose from, and you’ll pay $88 for a pair. The shipping is estimated to begin in August 2019, so us in the Northern Hemisphere will a bit more of summer left to try them out.
Personally, I like this idea because I love Wes Anderson’s style. Spektachrome glasses could come in handy for location scouting if you plan to edit your images using a similar color palette. I guess they also make the world around you look much nicer, especially if you live in a city that’s anything but colorful. However, I find $88 for a pair of sunglasses a bit too much, but that’s just me. What do you think? Would you like to see the world colored like Wes Anderson’s movies?