• The Rise and Fall of Eddie Plein, New York's Forgotten King of Grills

    18 days ago - By Hypebeast

    Moments of genius come from the strangest places. For Eddie Plein, it was cracking a tooth on a bowlful of fried cassava, some time in 1983. Plein's invention - sparked by his time spent in the dentist's chair, having his tooth replaced - was fronts, a gold covering for the teeth that could be removed at will (as opposed to a permanent crown fitting, or a gold tooth). After months spent prototyping, Plein learned to produce styles that could be moulded perfectly onto his client's teeth, and that could be customized in any number of ways, giving a new generation of exuberant and extravagant...
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