The Story Behind Our Eyewear Collections

We work with independent, niche eyewear design companies from around the world that have a passion and flair for their craft. These are the companies that push the boundaries, producing cutting-edge eyewear and keep the industry moving forward. These are real people and real stories behind the select collections we work with. You can read more about some of our favourite collections of eyewear here…

Chic eyewear handmade in France. Designed by two Opticians from Toulouse, Anne et Valentin, they created what couldn’t be found – graphic and original frames. Design plays a central role. Everything is about movement, transformation and colour.

If you are wanting something that is not “the same as everything else” then this may be the collection for you. Is a brand born from the wild dream of two opticians from Toulouse. The couple created what couldn’t be found. Using colour, art and design fueled by high standards and a love of frames. Handmade in France and titanium range in Japan, these are a real investment piece

Theo’s eyewear is individual, varied and unpredictable.  Based in Antwerp, they’re renowned for unusual and yet strangely classic frames. Established in 1989, Theo thoroughly changed the landscape of eyewear.  These frames are high fashion without “signature”. Theo is one of the kings in the eyewear world and is the brand that many eyewear designers look up to and learn from. For a small family company, they punch above their weight. They are unique to the extent that one Theo wearer can always identify another, this is the Theo Fan Club. Theo eyewear are often bold and striking on the shelf, but fitted to the right face, they represent the epitome of original and well designed eyewear. Their slogan? Of course, Theo Loves You!

We’re taking you to Los Angeles, the city of angels. Garrett Leight eyewear was born and is designed in Venice beach, Los Angeles, California. Inspired by the people, places and stories of California. Each design is handmade and incorporates the easy going philosophy of Californian culture and is stamped with style. Subtle details and technical features are carefully considered for fit, proportion and comfort. Trendless and timeless frames that never date.

Exceptional aesthetic often arises from the combination of two seemingly opposing poles. Silhouette eyewear has always succeeded in mastering this art: Achieving unparalleled lightness through inner strength. To remain true to oneself and to constantly set new impulses. To create timeless design that also meets the spirit of the age.
Austria has a long tradition of producing classic and innovative eyewear that goes right back to 1964. Silhouette’s production philosophy – with its craftsmanship and emphasis on manual work – is akin to that of a cottage industry. The result is unique eyewear that will delight and surprise you in terms of its innovation. Excellent design and high-quality materials create a clarity of design that expresses the individuality of the people who wear them.

Designed in Copenhagen. High end eyewear handmade in Japan. Orgreen’s signature optical wear exemplifies clean Danish minimalism. Add premium materials and a Japanese production process spanning 100 steps and 6 months, and you have precisely what Orgreen strive for: supreme quality. Orgreen approach the art of eyewear holistically. Building a community of customers who choose to believe in quality as a foundation for good design. The stainless steel frames carry a story and are named after yachts that moor outside the Orgreen offices in Copenhagen

LGR eyewear is built from the original vision of its founder Luca Gnecchi Ruscone in 2007.  LGR frames are entirely handcrafted in Italy by expert artisans who build frames from start to finish using traditional methods of production. LGR preserves Italian values and heritage through people who have spent their lives specialising in this meticulous line of craftsmanship. The result is a genuine product that translates excellence through passion and authenticity. Each frame takes 8-14 weeks to produce. and is inspired by its origins in Africa. LGR recovers knowledge that is now disappearing and translates excellence through passion and authenticity. Sit back, relax and prepare to meet L.G.R.

SALT is an acronym for the three main elements of nature: Sea, Air, Land and the Timeless connections we, as human beings, have with each of them. SALT was born on the coast of California in 2006 and is designed with opticians. The collection combines premium materials with refined Japanese craftmanship creating superior eyewear offerings. 

The collection draws inspiration from all forms of effortless beauty and their timeless connection. If you are looking for a superiorly stylish frame that is made to last, then SALT may be the choice for you.

Sabine Be is the story of a French opticians love of eyewear. In March 2014, Sabine Vagner – an optician based in Orleans in France for more than 30 years, launched her very first line of eyewear, Sabine Be. Born to a pharmacist and optician parents, Sabine always dreamt of being a stylist. Sabine Be is an eyewear collection designed in France and handmade by skilled craftspeople. Sabine Be is all about colour, fun and just great design.

Bellinger eyewear is a Danish collection that has a sense of something new and unique—their goal is to design high quality eyewear for people who aren’t afraid to show their individuality. Beautiful colours, unique patterns. Make a statement and leave a lasting impression. Values passion, joy, pride and respect.

Bellinger‘s focus is to make a statement and leaving a lasting impression. Inspired to be refreshing and innovative, Bellinger frames will always have that extra flavor that makes the collection interesting. The fun shapes, the unique colour combinations, the fine details, or the precision cuttings – these are all the things that make Bellinger stand out. Bellinger wearers like colour, vibrancy and do not want to fade into the background . They like to keep things interesting.