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Pugnale – The Design Dagger Strikes True


July 22, 2019

One of the most beautiful and interesting lines of eyewear I saw at MIDO for the first time in person was Pugnale Eyewear out of Udine, Italy. Emanuel Pugnale, who has a long history with precision metal working machinery, founded this line in 2013 and the resulting products and designs are well worth a look. […]



Sahra Lysell: colorist, Ørgreen Optics


June 24, 2019

Sahra Lysell is the Senior Colour Designer at Ørgreen Optics in Copenhagen. She has been with the company for over 20 years. How did you become a colour specialist – has colour always been a part of you and your personality? I have a degree in fashion design, but I have always had a very strong intuition regarding […]



Eyewear Trend Forecast 2020


June 17, 2019

The world’s trend authority for creative thinkers WGSN presented The Forecast 2020 at last weeks Mido. This included the three Macro trends for the season, Code Create, Empower Up and Designing Emotion, as well as key colours, materials and key items. WGSN will also deliver 3 key store trends to inspire and excite consumers with the latest visual […]



4SEE Eyewear Interview Spike Lee


June 10, 2019

SPIKE LEE – Unafraid and Unfiltered Text NADJA SAYEJPhotography MARC BAPTISTE Most of us know Spike Lee as the Brooklyn film director with iconic glasses, but there is so much to uncover from his distinguished career as a filmmaker and advocate for social change. Over three decades as an auteur provocateur, the African American director doesn’t shy […]



Lens Types, Coatings, & Treatments


June 3, 2019

There are several kinds of lens coatings, and some of them aren’t even a coating, but are embedded in the lens material itself. Without going to deep into the techy details, let me describe the basic types of different lens types, coatings, treatments etc: Polarized lenses Ask many salesman in a sport retail store, or […]

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UV Protection All Year Long


May 20, 2019

No matter if it’s cold or hot, sunny or cloudy, summer or winter, the sun’s UV rays are always at play. American adults report experiencing trouble seeing, sunburnt eyes or eyelids, irritated eyes, red or swollen eyes, wrinkles around the eyes and even cancer on or around the eyes after prolonged exposure to the sun’s […]



FACE A FACE – A magical play on colour


May 13, 2019

The illustrious, Parisian Brand FACE A FACE proudly announces the release of its newest creations for 2019. Like a metamorphosis of colour, each masterpiece varies drastically based on its individuality adding both intrigue and mystery to the collection. FACE A FACE exudes audacity, always exquisite and daring, drawing inspiration from modern art, architecture and contemporary design. Every concept is a […]



l.a. Eyeworks: Glasses with flair and flourish


April 29, 2019

Wearing glasses is an exciting expression of style, flair and individuality. Choices abound –  technical innovations with intriguing materials; amazing colourations derived from nature and imagination –  plus tantalising shapes. Whether sporty; glamorous; contemporary; sophisticated; cool or trendy; optical designs offer impressive, stunning options. Leading label l.a. Eyeworks launches spring with spirited, signature designs in […]



Res/Rei: Artisan acetate – Eyestylist


April 15, 2019

Italian Craftsmanship harmonises originality and creativity in Oliviero Zanon’s luminous acetate designs for Res/Rei. The versatility and colour possibilities of acetate delivers vibrant, rich expressions to individualistic eyewear designs for men and women. Frames inspired by art, history, music, and sculpture are accentuated in a diverse collection of sought-after styles. Art and sculpture are among […]



Lunor – The Acetat-Bronze Symbiosis


March 25, 2019

The new C3 Lunor combines acetate with bronze in a new way Symbiotic relationships are always a successful interaction of elements; supposed opposites meet and something beautiful and new is born. That can be a mix of musical styles, an exciting combination of art and fashion – or the result of a stylish design idea […]

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