Boris Bidjan Saberi


Inspired by the world of high-altitude alpine climbing and the industrial physicality of welding glasses.

DITA’S collaboration with Boris Bidjan Saberi re-interprets the traditional mountaineering frame with design and manufacturing innovations that combine a specially formulated raw Japanese titanium with advanced optical engineering.

Designed with functionality and craft in mind, the frame’s minimalist appearance draws upon the engineering of an innovative titanium unibody frame.

Manufactured by some of Japan’s oldest and most respected craftsmen, the frame is engineered with a single piece of titanium instead of two separate halves joined with a visible seam. This unbroken titanium structure utilizes a tension-based rimlock system to secure the lenses, representing a dramatic evolution in traditional optical construction.

The hingeless frame system integrates retractable cable temples into the design of the titanium side cups. Two small hooks interlock with the side cups and provide a pivoting point, which is unusual for a frame of this style. Custom inverted nose pads seamlessly continue the lines of the frame’s silhouette, extending the considered design all the way to its finishing touches.  

Creative Direction— Dustin Edward Arnold
Photography— Dustin Edward Arnold
Styling— Caitlin Boelke
Grooming— Valery Gherman @ The Wall Group
Model— Simon @ Photogenics