Piero Masaro Eyewear
A Hand-Crafted Italian Masterpiece
Piero Massaro’s eyewear is constructed entirely of cellulose acetate, the only plastic substance derived from plant material, which includes cotton staple fiber rather than petroleum. Massaro leverages these high-quality materials to create three-dimensional and unrivaled color effects.
Piero Massaro eyewear offers openness, color brightness, and wonderful harmonies. The unique properties of the materials allow for hand-made glassware that is truly stunning. The frameworks come unpainted, but “tumbled,” where the frames and temples are put in special barrels incorporating plastic pieces, beech, and Birchwood, and curved rough pumice that whirl endlessly for many days, gently rounding off the individual elements.
The technicians then advance with “blasting,” a mechanical procedure that involves shredding the very outer part of the eyewear using abrasion. This is achieved with a very tiny stream of sand sprayed on the physically positioned eyeglasses, each at a time, inside a special machine, which provides the eyeglasses with their unique sandblasted appearance.