Orgreen is an exclusive Danish design eyewear company based in Copenhagen that was founded in 1997 by Henrik Orgreen, Tobias Wandrup and Gregers Fastrup who were regulars on the underground scene, where art played a pivotal role in their lives. Orgreen frames and sunglasses are sold in over 50 countries and are characterised by innovative, edgy, artistic designs and signature colour schemes. It takes between four and six months for an Orgreen frame to be handcrafted. Each frame begins as a pure titanium sheet and undergoes more than 100 individual steps during the production process at eight different locations. This allows for an incredibly light, flexible and strong frame.
JF Ray Eyewear
J.F. Rey is an international eyewear design company located in the south of France, The house of Jean-Francois Rey evokes a style of modern and original frames. Based in Marseille since the 1990s, the brands offbeat spirit is inspired by the city’s energy, as well as its rebellious and atypical spirit. At the heart of his studio and supported by a team of young designers, Jean-Francois Rey and his wife Joelle create collections of high-end glasses with innovative design, edgy and inventive styles and colours, effortlessly combining comfort with superior quality.
Caroline Abram Eyewear
Caroline Abram started as an optician in a family business where she quickly discovered her passion for design. In 1998, she started designing jewels and accessories for the eyewear market. All her in inspirations come from her diverse origin; Caribbean, Indian, French and Polish. Raised in Dakar, Senegal, she fell in love with the people and the culture. She trained a group of women in Dakar to manufacture her accessories using a diverse range of materials such as resin, silver, wood and semiprecious stones. In her collections, Caroline Abram reveals tangy shades, impulsive and attractive forms. The collections from Caroline Abram are intended for all women and allow the wearer to enjoy a sensual and beautiful yet practical product.
Face a Face Eyewear
First Created in 1995, Face a Face spectacle frames and sunglasses grew out of passion for architecture shared by a small group of eyewear enthusiasts. One of them, Pascal Jaulent, the creator of the original concept behind the collection, dreamt of giving eyewear the power to reflect the character of the person wearing it. Far from conformist trends, each collection asserts its artistic temperament, drawing its inspiration from the sources of modern art. architecture and contemporary design. All Face a Face are made in France and work with volume, shapes, materials, colours and textures to give powerful expression to the personality of their wearers, whether that be bold, carefree, energetic, independent or even seductive. Each new collection is preceded by a research and design stage, resulting in new styles enhanced by innovative concepts and incorporating the latest in fashion.
Prodesign Denmark Eyewear
40 years of experience have allowed Prodesign to become masters in creating beautiful eyewear with a clean-cut Scandinavian feel. The creative team at Prodesign are all graduates from the Aarhus School of Architecture and draw on their Danish heritage to design innovative eyewear with a close-knit relationship between functionality and visual expression. Prodesign is renowned for continuously exploring and rethinking form and function. A key theme across all of the Prodesign collections is the feeling of lightness using transparent, thinly cut materials and colouration to enhance an appealing look and comfortable frame.
Carter Bond Eyewear
In 1925 C.H. Filmer Sceats, opened the first optometry practice in Canberra, Australia. The now iconic Australian eyewear designer, Jonathan Hennessy Sceats grew up watching his father perform eye tests and expertly craft bespoke spectacle frames Jonathan’s Original designs were manufactured under the Sceats and Jono Hennessy umbrellas. With this Carter Bond collection, Jono decided to create an entirely new brand of spectacle frames rather than add to the existing much loved Jono Hennessy collection because it allowed him the freedom to take on a few direction. The Carter Bond brand is inspired by industrial architecture and characterised by artistic wood finishes. Known for its fabulous style, perfect fit and durability, Carter bond continues to impress the world of fashion by dynamic improvements in design technology and quality construction.
Founded in 1937, timeless style, Authenticity and freedom of expression are the core values that Ray-Ban stands by to this day. Since the introduction of the iconic aviator model created for the aviators of the United States Army, Ray-Ban has been at the forefront of cultural change, worn by celebrities and public figures all round the world. Bridging past and present, the worlds most popular eyewear brand has evolved their cult styling with the use of luminous new tones and shifting shades. Ray-Ban has given a radical spin to bohemian cool with high-definition colour profiles and light gradient shades on super-fine double bridge metal styles.
Maui Jim Sunglasses
Ka’anapali beach is the birthplace of Maui Jim with their home office located in Lahaina, Maui. Seeing a need in the market for technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV while bringing the brilliant colours of the island to life, Maui Jim engineered the revolutionary PolarisedPlus2 lens. This technology infuses rare earth elements that balance and enhance colour. In fact, no other sunglass offers the same level of visual acuity, protection or colour enhancement as the patented PolarisedPlus2 lens. Maui Jim believes colour and light are critical to the human visual experience and design their lenses to change the way you see the world. From just 7 styles in the 1980s to 125 styles of sunglasses currently available, Maui Jim stormed the global market by surprise. All Maui Jim sunglasses are still designed in Hawaii and manufactured in Italy or Japan.
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