UW2 Le Wood

From artisanal designer Uma Wang and handmade eyewear specialist Rigards come a fresh installment to their collaborative project, debuting with the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 season. In line with Wang’s more measured approach, the new release is conceived on simple Bauhaus lines— representing also their own small homage to the movement as it celebrates its centennial this year.

Embracing a deceptively unfussy shape, the frame juxtaposes two natural materials of opposite properties, and also two different worlds of traditions, skills, and associations.

The perfectly round rims are crafted of aluminum-magnesium.

Just as work on the frame was in the final stage, word came that Le Wood, the beloved restobar in Le Marais, was closing its doors.