SWINGING LONDON

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ONCE UPON A TIME

The search for perfect sunglasses started over 2000 years ago. Nero wore thick slabs of emerald to shield his eyes from the fierce Roman sun. Henry VIII preferred slivers of coloured glass in a makeshift frame.

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For centuries Eskimos deflected the glare of sun on snow with blades of hand carved wood.

With the age of the motorcar came driving goggles. But it was the stars of the silver screen in the 1930s who gave sunglasses their glamorous image. The late 1950s and 60s heralded a fashion revolution. Alongside the new found freedom to express ourselves through style and clothing came the demand for glasses that turned heads.

And that meant eyewear from

Oliver Goldsmith

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Frame Display

gypsum handcrafted frame display vienna

The eyes, mouth and the nose are always the essential parts in the face of a person to see how delightful a person is living. A excellent fitting frame is the natural continuation of these expressions the nature of person gives us.

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Vienna was always a place to find abstract expressions of faces and sensory organs.

You can find them on outdoor places in galleries or in shop windows. Like this wonderful handcrafted gypsum frame displays in an optician store in Vienna City.

Marwitz 2016 Portrait

Marwitz 2016 vintage eyeglasses frame 1960s

Always good to find high quality frames from the 60s on fleamarkets. Like this brown honey gradient Marwitz 2016 Portrait vintage eyeglasses frame. After putting out the old lenses and some cleaning they are still in mint condition and have a state of the art Design ready for the next business trip.

OPTI Munich 2017

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FRENCH PART OF SWEDEN Vintage Eyewear at opti Munich 28.01.-01.02.2017
Alongside Christian Metzler, Matti Piipponen, Siegfried Schlögl, Alexander Dosiehn and Lee Yule, come and see us.