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  TAKE BY TAKEMOTO wood bamboo progressive prescription eyeglasses glasses frames      About Progressive                              Usually, after turning 40 years old, human eye will gradually become impaired, and gradually can't clearly see things in close distance.  Reading glasses are then needed.           The first generation of reading glasses only has one diopter in the lens,       and the second generation has two diopters in the lens. But the second generation has  safety problems, such as not being able to take the...

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  Mr. TAKEMOTO is one of the best handmade wood glasses designers and craftsmen in the world,but he also an artist who likes architecture and installation art. In 2017,he designed and built the Luck Horse Piazza in the 108 Art village,he have been trying to help the poor people do something since 2016.teach them crafts and provide job opportunities.he donated some projects in this art village ,and design  built them hisself.    

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In November 2016, I came to a remote rural village, and participated in the establishing of the international art village with several other artists. This village was impoverished and lacked resources. There are 10 kilometers of road winding through the mountains between this village and the nearest town. During the past two years, after physical exhaustion and emotional hardship, and with happiness and arduousness, I managed to transform a house abandoned for 30 years into a little cozy hotel, which is my Craftsmen House. The arduousness was because all the modern materials had to be bought and transported from faraway...

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TAKEMOTO and Purple heart wood Purple Heart Wood is by now the only known wood species with true purple colour (not purplish), though its colour may vary from purple, purplish red to purplish blue etc. due to the different degrees of oxidation. I am the very first designer and craftsman in the world making the entire eyewear frame with Purple Heart Wood from 2012 on (before then, only few high-end brands used this wood partially). There are many inevitable problems in glasses frames made of whole piece of Purple Heart Wood. The wood has high hardness but is easily fractured, and...

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    Finally, 108 Craftsmen and Designers Alliance decided start from this impoverished village, Hongjiang Village.     The remote village is under the jurisdiction of Libo County, a world heritage listed by UNESCO. due to its beautiful mountains and rivers, and the unique Karst landform. However, Hongjiang Village is one of the poorest village in China. Hongjiang has access to both highways and high speed trains, and we came here with a big arts group 'Background Songzhuang Arts Village' (the biggest painting and Chinese painting arts village in the world). We hope that our entering can help Hongjiang get...

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