Viennaline Royale Optyl 1970s vintage sunglasses frame made in Austria

Viennaline Royale Optyl 1970s vintage sunglasses frame made in Austria



Udo Proksch in seinem Studio in der Walfischgasse umgeben von Werbemitteln für Serge Kirchhofer Design, 1973

Udo Proksch in his Studio in the Walfischgasse/Vienna, surrounded by merchandising articles for Serge Kirchhofer Design, 1973


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Viennaline by Serge Kirchhofer

Vogue Australia April 1987 -Viennaline vintage sunglasses made in Austria by Serge Kirchhofer

In the 60s and early 70s Serge Kirchhofer designed the frames for the brand VIENNALINE and made expensive advertising campaigns in his office in Vienna. Crazy stories about this time can be found in the books “Lucona” and “Ein Staat braucht einen Mörder” easy to find on AMAZON.

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Paloma Picasso 1460 Optyl



In the late 80s Optyl produced an impressive line by Paloma Picasso for ViennaLine. The black version was one of the favorite frames of french movie icon ISABELLE ADJANI.

subway-movieOne of her most famous movies was Luc Bessons SUBWAY with other legendary actors like Christopher Lambert and Jean Reno.

“Having stolen some compromising documents from a powerful and successful entrepreneur/gangster at a party, a man known as Fred (Lambert) escapes from the police and takes refuge in the underground world of the Paris Metro stations and tunnels. There he joins the dwellers and befriends several colourful characters, including others who are living under the subway to avoid police arrest. While the gangster’s henchmen try to find Fred, he develops a romance with the gangster’s young trophy wife Héléna (Adjani). She had originally invited Fred to the party featured at the opening of the film, and is bored with her gilded-caged life”.


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OPTI Munich 2017

gregoire-vuilleumier-opti-2017 vintage sunglasses exhibition

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.

Vintage Frames inspirations

streetart vintage frames inspirations

…grey autumn sunday. walking through the rainy streets of vienna. doing some window shopping. closed stores people drunken and sticky sugar arround their mouth from the christmas markets, following the lines of Serge. got my attention on this kind of grafic artwork in an antique store, vienna was the capitol of frames 50 years ago nothing over now, maybe some Viennalines……

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