The birth of the collaboration
What made you want to get together for this irresistible collaboration?
Carole: I knew the brand because I made a feature for nursery schools (france5) on children’s glasses and I really liked their designs. Also, this feature left me with a great memory, the set went a bit mad that day… we laughed a lot! In short, a few months later, I’m enjoying Playtime and being on the Ki ET LA stand. I’d had the idea of glasses for kids buzzing around my head for a while. So I slipped my idea into the conversation and Anne-Charlotte called me back!
Anne-Charlotte: The meeting with Carole, sparkling, creative and generous! We always enjoyed spending time with each other putting this project together and ensuring that our little glasses would be a big hit with kids most of all (but also their mums 😉
Why not a pair of sunglasses in the shape of an animal?
Carole : To make kids’ stuff even more irresistible! I thought that babies’ sunglasses made children look rather sad. Too big, ugly colours, unsuitable… in short, I didn’t like anything about them. I wanted more fun, more cuteness. To begin with, I was designing this model in the shape of a cat, but we finally switched to a bear because we could only make one mould.
Anne-Charlotte : Carole was thinking about a little cat’s head to make the glasses nicer for children to wear. For financial and technical reasons, we were thinking about an animal that would be cute and appeal to both boys and girls: it just had to be a bear cub!