Inmortalize your old skateboard with Brak Sunglasses

Inmortalize your old skateboard with Brak Sunglasses

Calling out all skateboarders and sun lovers! Behold the key to keep that broken down skateboard you love, forever.
Recycling is one step forward into sustainability, but also an important routine us humans should take into account every time we consume any item, reason for which I dedicate this space for this product.

Sustainability comprises tons of materials, this time is maple wood, revived through discarded skateboards.

Ane Baonza from Durango, Bizcay and Jimmy Bracaglia, a Venezuelan native; had the occurrence to regain the power of Jimmy’s old skateboards by turning its wood into fashionable and sustainable sun glasses. For starters, their used skateboards were usually sent to children in Venezuela after simple restoration; the broken, non-repairable ones were recycled. In order to achieve the proper result for the manufacturing of these sunglasses, it took them almost a year to achieve it, Oihana states.

Materials Dissection

skateboard layeringThe skateboards used by Brak®,  are comprised of seven layers of maple wood, some of which are color tinted to give it a fun look and some others are natural looking. With this nice touch to a skateboard, designers take this detail in advantage and use them to create degraded layers of colors and zones thoughtfully located. Models are unique and for each skateboard recycled, five sunglasses can be obtained. It is so sustainable that even the waste is reused by transforming the cutouts for the rims and lens insert, into the package’s cool branding tag and keychains. The packaging is also recycled; the sunglasses come inside a recycled t-shirt bag reminiscent of a nice outdoor-sunkissed day.

imageThe framing is composed of seven layers of skateboard recycled wood (maple). Temples require only 4 layers for better pin support and stability.
Manufacturing process is very much artisanal, handcrafted and perished, with just the basic requirements to deal with wood and a lot of passion for details. Witness it yourself on the next video:

Brak collage

 

Model ARAN01

Model ARAN01

Model CCS04

Model CCS04

Model SF02

Model SF02

Model DGO02

Model DGO02

 

About the Brak® Crew:

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Ane Baonza and Jimmy Bracaglia started Brak after leaning a Japanese guy, used to build glasses out of bamboo. Ane originally from Durango, Spain; studied Business Administration and today runs Brak business at logistics, social media and suppliers. Jimmy Bracaglia, from who’s last name was deducted this brand, is a passionate skater and manufacturer of this interesting product.

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Mabelle Plasencia

Founder and Editor at INmatteria©
• Architect | LEED AP BD+C, with an intense passion for materiality, innovation, technology and science. • Arquitecta | LEED AP BD+C apasionada por la materialidad, innovación, tecnología y ciencia.