Member Since 2011
Name: Alexandre Rabineau, Antoine Mocquard, Julien Tual, all co-directors
Product: W/SÜN Sunglasses
If you’re wondering about the name of the Waiting For The Sun sunglasses line, say its co-founders Alexandre Rabineau, Antoine Mocquard and Julien Tual, “Come and live in Paris, you will understand!” Though they don’t live in a sunny clime, the three have come up with eco-friendly shades that are as practical as they are stylish.
What inspired you to create these sunglasses?
Reconsidering basics was the point. Arts, travels and friends are the inspiration.
How were the sunglasses made?
The initial idea came four years ago in the middle of a party; then we spent three years finding the right shape, right wood and the best supplier. We now work with different people all around the world. The sunglasses are still handmade and each pair is unique, either because of the wood or the shape. Our suppliers put the best of themselves into making sure each pair is top quality.
Can you describe your creative process?
As inspiration, the creative process could be just party-ing, traveling or visiting an art exhibition...we actually are in a constant creative process.
What was the big aha! you had while creating this product?
The first prototypes were a really big laugh. The really big aha! was trying them the first time and discovering they weighed only 30 g (1.06 oz).
What do you love about what you do?
We love doing what we love.
How would you sum up your aesthetic/design philosophy?
Basics is the base, reinventing them is remodeling the base. That’s our aim.
What are you working on next?
Innovating with a different material.
What would you like to do other than your current occupation?
Be professional dreamers.