Dominic Wilcox's periscope glasses grant shorter people a height advantage - architecture and design

Dominic Wilcox's periscope glasses grant shorter people a height advantage



London-based designer Dominic Wilcox has created a pair of periscope glasses that allow the wearer to see over the top of people at music events.
The One Foot Taller glasses enable users to see approximately 30.5 centimetres above their normal eye level, surmounting the heads of taller attendees who often block the view at events.

The glasses are made from one sheet of mirrored acrylic that has been bent carefully into the exact angles needed to reflect off the smaller mirror in front of the wearer's eyes.
This smaller mirror is positioned pointing upwards at 45 degrees towards the larger mirror, which looks outwards.

Wilcox, who studied at London's Royal College of Art, is known for his playful designs that span the fields of art, design, craft and technology. Other creations by the artist and designer include the Directing Jacket, which attempts to solve the problem of not knowing what side to walk past an oncoming pedestrian.

His inventions has been shown in the window of Selfridges department store in London, and he also hung a series of bird cages above a shopping street in the city's Covent Garden area.
The One Foot Taller periscope glasses were shown at the Extraordinary Solutions to Everyday Problems exhibition that was held at the D&AD Festival in London earlier this year in May.
New York-based designer Nikolas Bentel and his brother Lukas similarly created a pair of whimsical Squiggle glasses based on Instagram face filters.
The red undulating glasses were ...
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