CAZAL 951 . MEMORY OF CARI ZALLONI

CAZAL 951 . IN MEMORY OF CARI ZALLONI . 5TH REMEMBRANCE YEAR

In 2013 a presentation with eyewear designers was planned in New York and because I was working with Cazal as creative partner and in Special Marketing and Sales at the time, I was asked to redesign the Cazal 951. I had always wanted to continue updating the design of the Cazal 951 – it’s so much more than eyewear, and I’m familiar in depth with all of the details and all the sources of inspiration that Cari Zalloni had drawn on. When I presented my designs and ideas to the then owner of Cazal in Passau, Germany, he had to laugh when he saw one of my ideas; he recalled Cari Zalloni coming up with exactly the same idea in the 80s and putting it on hold because it was too difficult to realize. He might also have been persuaded to leave it be, under the “no such thing as can’t” philosophy that rules among designers. And now it’s official: Cari, this one’s for you, 32 years on. This is your design, updated by me and implemented as a simulation. Rest in Paradise good old friend. (*1937-2012)

*This shoot was made with love and is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise approved by the Cazal eyewear company or his estate.