Runebergin Silmälasi FUTUREVINTAGE

Runebergin Silmälasi future vintage frame prototype helsinki finland

Futurevintage Prototype frame vintage sunglasses inspired by Runebergin Silmälasi Helsinki Finland

Futurevintage Prototype frame vintage sunglasses inspired by Runebergin Silmälasi Helsinki Finland



Bridges & Brows LONDON

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Redchurch Street is new-ish shopping street in Shoreditch where there’s also a really good vintage eyewear store called Bridges & Brows (63 Redchurch Street). They do amazing reference pieces from, like, Dita and other brands, as well as really old styles—both optical and sunglasses. It’s amazing place for reference.”

Vintage in Munich

robertos cazal 607 vintage sunglasses west germany

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.

fred interiors munich vintage design 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.

munich subway

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.


Winter in Budapest

Keleti Trainstation Budapest

When you enter the town through the doors of Keleti Trainstation its cold in Budapest at the moment. After some minutes walk you reach the old jewish district of the city. In this urban district you find the vintage stores Retrock , Ludovika Vintage and many others, Budapest has never been a player in the vintage frame game. The chance to get in touch with great frames is to visit the store of the legendary 101 year old optician woman and listen to her stories what has happend in Budapest since WWI.

vinylize le corbusier sunglasses For some new frame inspiration you can search the showroom of Vinylize near the Danube in the old Town. In their small manufactory Mr.Tipton produces interesting frames using your favorit vinyl record from the past.

Subway budapest M4

Another cool inspiration is to ride the Budapest Subway Lines, watch the great architecture of the line M4 and finally get the M2 line to reach the Falk Miska Street to visit the antique stores like our favorite STUDIO AGRAM  and find great Design treasures from the modernists of the last century.

Vintage Sunglasses display

vintage sunglasses display romeo rega1980s italy

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.