Eyewear for Passion

Unconventional design handmade eyewear.

Opticians since 1980, made with professionalism, passion and research.

OUR BRANDS

Occhiali di Design e di Qualità, i nostri Brands si distinguono per questo.

Livio Graziottin and Sergio Eusebi met for the first time in Berlin in 2009 during a vernissage in an art gallery of a mutual friend.

Kuboraum was conceived in opposition to all the dominant aesthetics in the world of eyewear, as an affirmation of independence from an industrial logic based on market research, trends, aesthetic massification and the annihilation of individual expression. Introducing a new point of view through the reinterpretation of an object of use, the eyewear, which is being reinterpreted through the codes, values, and power of a mask. Kuboraum is an ethical project that looks after solid aesthetic, cultural and conceptual principles in search of an ecstatic relationship with all the people who become part of the community. Through this statement and conviction, Kuboraum does not sell its glasses or masks but shares them with their community, precisely because the sale of these glasses is none other than the medium of both founders and the entire Kuboraum project to tell this story, to draw an image, to track a soundscape.

The concept of identity is the field of experimentation, where the whole project emphasizes on the anxiety that each one of us has the contrast between presentation and self-representation. Kuboraum puts the game of masks as a hypothetical solution to this anxiety. Choosing eyewear which is also a mask while looking in the mirror and perceiving one differently. In a society that aims to the annulment of diversity and culture with social massification, having to look different is something one has to learn.

Kuboraum is a curatorial project that interacts with important artists of the contemporary art world and music to produce an ecstatic panorama.

The project started in February 2012 with the Italian artisanal tradition implemented in a berlin based creative environment. hence, dreamed in berlin and handmade in Italy.

Inspired by the architecture, energy, and effortlessly undone éclat of the people of Paris, AHLEM is an ongoing exploration of eyewear that wonderfully mingles the understated elegance of Parisian style with the laidback nature of Venice Beach.

 

AHLEM was launched in 2014 by Parisian-born, Los Angeles-based designer, Ahlem Manai-Platt. Following ten years in fashion Manai-Platt saw her future in perfect vision. "I live in glasses," she says of the apparent career move into eyewear, which first sparked interest among friends at a café in Paris. "We were discussing goals, and I showed the group a sketch from my notebook. The expressed excitement gave me the guts; the loss of a beloved pair of vintage sunnies shortly thereafter gave me the final push. And that's how the brand was born."

 

 

VAVA is inspired by minimalism and Bauhaus movement, admirering artists such as Sol Lewitt, Malevich or Josef Albers. As if part of a minimalistic imaginary where aesthetics is the result of gender removal. The great challenge is in the exercise of eliminating superfluous compositional elements, adornment and romanticism to build a neutral gender.

The unisex philosophy is naturally affiliated to the DNA of the brand. Unisex is one of the ways to the future.

In a time of cultural  transformation, VAVA envisions a future that is ageless, gen         derless and raceless, using terms like equality and diversity. Addressing the demand for fast-paced changes to a centuries-old paradigm requires more than simply discussing matters. It is imperative to become part of the change as we are already living in the future.

 

Contemporaneous look, subtly futuristic, conceptual and timeless.

VAVA seeks to foster a dialogue between crafts and high-tech, using the most advanced technologies. A techno product that, at same time, embodies the experience, knowledge and art of the great masters of the handmade eyewear. This approach, combined with the use of the highest quality materials, makes VAVA unique.

 

In 1964, Joël LESCA created his first collection in a small workshop in the Secrétan quarter, in the 19th district of Paris. Over the years, a strong customer base of independent opticians and specialized outlets has been built around the world.

His sons, Mathieu and Bertrand, grew up in the assembly workshops surrounded by glasses. They were therefore, quite naturally won over by the contagious passion of their father, who sought to transmit the family know-how to them.

Through their travels, in constant search of inspiration and new pieces, they quickly realised that French glasses have a true identity and are appreciated all over the world.

The family business must continue !

After their studies, they have both been working respectively in Paris and London, to develop and promote the family br

From day one Pugnale has conquered a place in the market showing its uniqueness. Pugnale deepest mission is to recover the craftsmanship belonging to the first eyewear factories of the North East of Italy with a perfect mix between past and future. All Pugnale productions are exclusively handmade in Italy, with a selected network of suppliers, which come from the eyewear as well as from the medical, automotive and aerospace industry.

We create our products thinking about our special customers, and through forms and elements, which is the heart of our identity. Each piece can be considered iconic and unique thanks to the handmade process applied. The combination of different and precious materials is the heart of our creations and the manufacturing processes of our collections is incomparable to no one in the market.

The Kirk family have been pioneers in optics since Sidney and Percy Kirk opened their first London workshops in 1919.

They were innovators, not only in frame design but also in the way they ran the business. They created the first adjustable nosepiece, they were the first to deliver their product by motorbike, and they supported other manufacturers by aiding them in setting up their factories.

Three generations later, Jason and Karen Kirk continue this tradition in innovative and supportive eyewear.

Kirk & Kirk has developed their own acrylic for use in the construction of all their frames. Acrylic is an extremely durable and light material that, uniquely, does not lose adjustment or stretch out over time. A seemingly endless array of color is possible through acrylic that is not possible through acetate, the traditional material for eyewear.

Jacques Marie Mage is a maker of rare, collectible spectacles that combine historical motifs with precious materials, innovative production methods, and ethical business practices.

Jacques Marie Mage (JMM) is a Los Angeles-based producer of limited-edition designer goods that specialize in the micro-production of artisanal eyewear.

 

Drawing inspiration from across continents, cultures, and generations, JMM combines world-class craftsmanship with advanced production methods, embracing an array of rich materials, bold geometric shapes, and an exuberance of attitude to create impeccably crafted spectacles that elegantly infuse historical motifs with a modern sensibility.

 

Piero Massaro is a craftsman capable of “thinking with his hands”. He knows that an artist devoid of technique is helpless. He conducts his orchestra skilfully, for he knows how to play all the instruments.

The artisans working alongside him must perform with almost obsessive precision. They produce small batches of glasses which fascinate us for their capacity to evoke the value of tradition, of respect for the beauty of manual labor, stylistic research, refined design, and excellent material quality.

Trends come and go, but style never goes out of fashion. Creating a style is one of the unique talents of an outstanding designer. He has an eye for trends that will survive. He converts the sign of the time into wearable designs – not in retrospect, but in the here and now.

CAZAL Eyewear is the life’s work and Design legacy of a man who basically defined eyewear design from the 80s on: Cari Zalloni – the former Chief Designer and eponym of CAZAL. It is down to his talent and passion for eyewear that today CAZAL is a successful eyewear brand loved by wearers of glasses the world over.

CAZAL Design does not follow the mainstream, instead it always finds new ways. The result: original eyewear models with a high recognition value. Often striking and always unusual! Whether for men or women: CAZAL eyewear is stylishly composed and beguile with its very own character, statement frames and sunglasses designed for people for whom individuality and extravagance are part of their life. Yet CAZAL defines style not just in design: the use of first-class materials like pure titanium or gold and the lavish processing of them guarantee the highest quality. On top of that there is the precision workmanship and numerous quality checks: in this way each of the up to 50 components of a pair of CAZAL glasses is subject to very close scrutiny. The nearly 70 processes CAZAL Eyewear undergoes are constantly monitored by our experts. Each and every precious designer frame demonstrates the loving attention to detail with which Cari Zalloni worked and his.

Parisian eyewear designers duo PETER AND MAY established their brand in 2013.

Having worked together for a decade in the luxury eyewear industry ( she is the daughter of Marc Le Bihan founder, he was the manager of the flagship store for 10 years ), the two designers were inspired to embark on their own - at first with a collection of bold eyewear designs that attracted attention, enabling the duo to quickly find support amongst talent such as Scarlett Johansson for the Luc Besson film Lucy.

Most recently, the duo is teaming up with high-end fashion designers ( JACQUEMUS, ÉTUDES )  to launch their very first eyewear lines and be their partner for production and distribution.  Today, PETER AND MAY is sold in over 150 stores, including Moda Operandi, Boon The Shop and Galeries Lafayette.

 

 

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