Unbreakable Sunglasses Made Entirely Of Rubber

Unbreakable Sunglasses Made Entirely Of Rubber

Italia Independent launches eyewear you can sit on without breaking

Ross Brooks
  • 30 july 2014

It’s easy to find cheap and easy sunglasses while on vacation, but most people like to dig a little deeper and splash out on a designer pair. The only problem is that forgetfulness, back pockets, and sitting down is all it take to put an end to their short-lived existence. If you’ve ever experience this problem, then you will want to check out Italia Independent‘s I-Ultra sunglasses, a pair made entirely from rubber that are still fitted with high-quality lenses.

The company claims their glasses are made from a material that’s never been used before in the world of eyewear. It goes by the name XL-EXTRALIGHT, but for all intents and purposes you can just say it’s rubber. What’s important to remember is that the frames can be bent in any direction without breaking, making them immune to your back pocket, or the backsides of anyone else who decides to sit on them.


Italian Independent launched the glasses at the 69th Venice International Film Festival, and was happy to call them a “radicalization of the concept of extra large eyewear.” What that means is that they might look a bit large and goofy on some people, but for those with an experimental sense of fashion, they could be the perfect summer accessory.


The company has a strong reputation, so while the glasses might not be to your usual taste, the brand name should help to make up for any apprehensions you have about buying them. Plus, they’re available in 10 different colorways which means there is no shortag of choice. Head over to Italia Independent’s website, where you can buy a pair of I-Ultra Sunglasses for $167.

Italia Independent

[h/t] CoolHunting

Images by Italia Independent


Japanese Face Wash Creates A Perfect Rose Every Time

Arts & Culture
Mobile Yesterday

Get A Better Idea Of How You Are Wasting Your Time

The TouchTime app is trying to revolutionize personal task management by providing detailed insight on how to be more efficient

Culture Yesterday

London Telephone Box Repurposed As A Tiny Mobile Repair Shop

Tools and supplies to replace broken screens or damage are neatly stowed away in these micro-workrooms


Get PSFK's Latest Report: Building Tomorrow

See All
Design Yesterday

Conceptual Sportswear Created Out Of Futuristic Condom Material

A Dutch fashion designer is experimenting with new methods and fabrics to make high performance clothing

Fashion Yesterday

Fashionable Tassel Will Ensure You Never Lose Your Valuables Again

The device is fashion meets connected tech, that will help you keep track of your belongings at all times

Syndicated Yesterday

Would You Wear Wool Shoes To Save The Environment?

As demand for wool shoes grows, a number of US footwear brands are heading directly to the source: the sheep pastures of New Zealand

Sustainability Yesterday

Self-Healing Material Is Fashioned Out Of Squid Teeth

Penn State researchers have devised a new textile that uses organic proteins

Arts & Culture Yesterday

Search Engine Turns Your Own Drawings Into Photos

This image-matching software accepts hand-made sketches instead of keywords


Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders

PSFK Op-Ed august 24, 2016

Why Building Better Offices Is The Key To Employee Engagement

Interaction Designer and Audio-visual Technologist at ESI Design illustrates the value in creating environments filled with surprise and delight

PSFK Labs august 25, 2016

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: How The Nurturing Of Seeds Will Come To Define The Onboarding Process

Our Future of Work vision is a service that allows companies to assemble and deliver welcome packets that are uniquely focused on the concept of growth

Arts & Culture Yesterday

Illustrator Interprets The Experiences Of Blind Travelers

Artist Alby Letoy creates drawings of poignant travel memories for the visually impaired

Advertising Yesterday

Clickbait Titles Used For The Good Of Charity

An agency devised an unlikely campaign that uses clickbait as a positive force to drive awareness to nonprofit initiatives

Advertising Yesterday

The Best In Eye-Catching Olympics Campaigns

PSFK rounds out the Rio Games with our picks for the best advertising moments off the field

Work Yesterday

Editorial Roundtable: The Arrival Of The People-First Workplace

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary and thinkPARALLAX enumerate the reasons why companies need an employee-embracing workforce in order to exist

Arts & Culture Yesterday

Transforming Light Waves Into A New Art Form

An artist uses glass treated with layers of metallic coatings to create a unique installation called lightpaintings


Rio Olympics
Innovation Coverage From The Rio Games

Design Yesterday

This Windbreaker Lets You Explore The Outdoors While Charging Your Phone

The apparel includes solar panels that allow the wearer to stay connected through the power of renewable energy

Asia Yesterday

The Goal Of This Game Is To Not Get Laid Off From Your Job

A hit mobile app has you working really, really hard to not get fired as you climb the corporate ladder

Advertising Yesterday

Movie Critic Bot Guides Viewers Through Festival Offerings

The Toronto International Film Festival has created a Facebook Messenger chatbot to help attendants curate their schedule

No search results found.