As a designer of jewellery and a metalsmith, Peter has over thirty years experience in the industry making one-off collector eyewear. Based in Adelaide and having joined forces with his wife Rebecca Coombs, together they have launched the new collection, 4 O'CLOCK.
Inspired by their favourite time of the day, which at their studio 'calls for a drink', they've set aside a moment to reflect and acknowledge their small wins. Rebecca said, "I found myself always saying to Peter where's my drink? It's four o'clock!"
"It's the creative time of day ... and we hope our [customers] find relief once they put the frames on, no matter if it's 1am or 6pm."
The new collection features five styles which shines light on their favourite, celebratory drinks. Marrying classic styles with classic thirst quenchers, their names are reflective of their savoured sipples: Tequila, Malt, Gin, Shiraz and Champagne.
There's a clear synergy between Peter's work and passion. It's obvious that architecture and engineering are at the helm of his creations.
"It's all about the design and all about the engineering...beauty is in the form, so there is no need to embellish," he said.
What's next for the designer? He's constantly evolving and has a passion to create and resolve problems by pushing the boundaries. Easy to say, Peter will continue to fascinate the market with eyewear that is brilliant in form, comfortable, timeless and unique.
The collection is stocked in exclusive boutiques throughout Australia and is now welcomed by 2020 Optical in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.
For more information visit www.petercoombseyewear.com
Left to right: Rebecca & Peter Coombs