After the successful TEF Vintage Expo kick-off in London, The Eyewear Forum is now heading to Cologne where we will present the private collections of eyewear fanatics Alexander Dosiehn and Christian Metzler. If you have the chance, visit Die Brillenmesse at The New Yorker | Dock.one on the 6 & 7th of May!
Besides the Opti we found some time to explore the city of Munich for some hours. There are many more attractions than eating a Bratwurst or Weisswurst at Viktualien-market. But when it has more than 5 degrees the people star sitting outside the Biergarten drinking beer eating sausages. We joined them “what a pleasure”.
We also met the inventor sugar baker of the future legendary CAZAL cake on the picture above wearing Cazal 607 vintage sunglasses made in West Germany.
A trip to the Glockenbachviertel near the Isar is always a foot walk worth for.
Eating a massive chocolate cake at Kaffee Trachtenvogel was the perfect preperation for watching excellent vintage design pieces at FRED INTERIEURS or other nice vintage and design shops around the Gärtnerplatz.
After a visit in our favorite record shop OPTIMAL and a last coffee at the amazing Cafe Baader we took the subway back to the Opti fair to meet our friends and partners and get prepared for three days party.
“Brother Christian” Metzler / Pforzheim wearing 1980s vintage prototype frames by Thomas Ehrig / Germany at Opti Munich 2017
The OPTI 2017 in Munich was the place to be for all vintage frames lovers and collectors. “The glorious 7” showed a wide range of all brands from the 60s up to the 90s. We had FUTURAS in ever corner of the city. Matti Pipponen found the bavarian Futura and a shop in Schwabing with 500000 of them.
At the end we found new friends lost some contacts or 2. But we were all happy start getting bigger for 2018 to show our new diggs.
Nightcrawling through the dark streets of vienna, found this wonderful glas display chrome steel from the 1980s designed by Romeo Rega perfect for storing vintage eyewear.