For some, eyeglasses are an unfortunate medical necessity. For others, they are a prized functional accessory.
A few years ago, Milwaukeen Josh Rickun found himself disappointed with the quality and fit of wood glasses available. So, he took it upon himself to create better frames. With no previous proper training in woodworking, Rickun took on the project for his senior thesis at MIAD .
Now as proprietor of Proper Eyewear, Rickun designs and fabricates eyeglasses from locally-sourced wood.