Soft shapes, such as ovals and the like, were reintroduced to many collections showcased at the SILMO World Optical Fair. Smooth looking and sophisticated, the oval appears flattering on many faces.
Any point of an oval belongs to an arc with a constant radius whereas in an ellipse the radius is continuously changing. This shapes’ characteristic eccentricity makes it a welcome alternative to harder edged forms.
Ellipses are common in physics, astronomy and engineering. For example, the orbit of each planet in the solar system is approximately an ellipse. These shapes are naturally suited to frame one’s eyes!
Elegant in their simplicity, these soft, symmetric forms can be appreciated at Josephson locations throughout Toronto.