Oliver Peoples is an eyewear manufacturer of glasses and sunglasses, established in 1986 by Larry and Dennis Leight. Oliver Peoples introduced its first collection to the world in 1987, the brand created an ad campaign titled 'Working Opticians.' These three revolutionary images depicted miniature versions of actual Oliver Peoples employees constructing a frame, reinforcing the creed that the product is hand-crafted by real opticians.
Starck Eyes, minimalistic in design with the micro-biomechanics modelled on the human body, the hinge of each frame shares the same multi directional freedom of movement as the human shoulder. These frames are perfectly adaptable to different facial shapes, sturdy and extremely flexible. Being very fashionable yet discreet, Starck Eyes offers a low profile and modern look.
Now the fastest growing premium polarised sunglass maker in the world, Maui Jim got its start in 1980 as a small company selling sunglasses on the beach in Lahaina, Hawaii. Maui Jim sees a need in the market for technology that could combat intense glare and harmful UV while bringing the brilliant colours of the island to life. Our fledgling company engineered the revolutionary PolarizedPlus® lens. Incorporated into seven new sunglass styles, our Classic Collection was introduced. And with that, we have steadily built a cult following.
Over the years, Maui Jim has continued to offer our fans high-performance design developments. In 2004, PolarizedPlus®2 technology revolutionised the sunglass market - patented, colour-enhancing treatments in the form of rare earth elements were added to our lenses to really pop the colours your eye takes in.
In 2006, our new 24,000 sqft state-of-the-art direct surfacing lab was built to ensure precision prescription optics. A year later, we introduced MauiReaders®. MauiPassportTM followed in 2008, offering prescription wearers wide views and outstanding acuity. That same year, our new MauiHTTM lens brought clarity to low-light conditions.
Fifteen years ago, Robert Morris created William Morris – an independent company with a very ‘English’ brand. His aim was to offer designer glasses to every audience providing superb original designs which continually evolve.
Coupled with the love and pride that goes into creating the frames is the same level of hard work, dedication and personal service that each member of the William Morris team strive to give their customers on a daily basis.
From humble beginnings to what is today a successful global brand, William Morris employ staff, agents and distributors all over the world.
As the market has grown, so have the collections, the designs, the point of sale and everything else that goes into making a brand that is embraced so fondly by everyone.
It’s important to know that the philosophy and brand attributes of William Morris remain as strong as they were all those years ago. In a corporate saturated world it’s the ‘family’ values that set them apart and what their customers appreciate
Lindberg Air Titanium is a unique, internationally patented system for the hand – crafting of eyeglasses. The system consists of an unlimited number of different lens shapes and colours along with temples in a slot milled into the rimless lenses. AIR Titanium glasses are made without the use of screws, rivets or soldering. Titanium wire in a thickness of 1.1mm and in three degrees of hardness is bent and twisted into temples, hinges, bridge and clips. An AIR Titanium frame weighs only 2.8grames. The flexibility of the titanium wire enables our Opticians to tailor temples and bridge to a perfect fit for each individual client. The strength and resilience of the titanium ensure that the glasses return to their original shape after being subjected to most types of pressure and tension. An Air titanium frame is well- suited for use with both single vision, and multifocal lenses, however powerful the lens may be. Nose pads and silicone temple ends are made of medical silicone, which gives the glasses a very firm hold. Both titanium and medical silicone are hypoallergenic materials. AIR Titanium eyeglasses are available in a wide range of models, which are either titanium grey or electrochemically coloured in a variety of silken luster hues. Our opticians craft the lenses with either matt or smoothly polished edges. He also has the option of milling a groove into the edge of the lenses itself and laying in one or more of the many groove colours available.
A revolutionary magnetic front closure system means you’ll never lose your glasses again!” The eyeglass industry was waiting for new ideas. Throughout the 80's and 90's Ron Lando consulted on several major eyewear manufacturing and design initiatives. Many of today's leading eyewear brands can trace their original designs and current success to Lando's efforts and ideas. Not only were customers delighted with CliC, CliC eyewear won the Vision Choice award 2 years running at the International Vision Expo for best new product. Time magazine called CliC's front connection technology: “The best eyewear innovation since glasses were invented. If you’ve seen CSI:NY, The Today Show, Weeds or ESPN’s Sunday Night Football – all feature CliCs. Films have embraced CliCs as well. You can see CliC eyewear featured in, “Freedom Land,” “Wild Hogs,” “Red,” and more.
Since its founding in 1993, Gotti SWITZERLAND blends design with functionality. Produced in Japan, Germany and Austria the collection includes over 100 models, each in three to six different colors. Eyewear from Gotti is produced from high-quality titanium, acetate and stainless steel. The manufacturing process combines traditional craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technology. The innovative SPIN & STOW temple was introduced by the Swiss company in 2011. Gotti's 360° rotatable eyeglasses and sunglasses can be folded flat so that they fit in any jacket pocket. The collection features lightweight acetate, titanium and stainless steel models that focus on sleek minimalist construction with contemporary textures and patterns.
Meyer finds particular value on the exclusive finish of the pure titanium surface using the elaborate PVD process. With this coating technique, titanium condenses on the surface of the glasses. As a result, hard layers with various colour effects are created: black, graphite, berry, aurora, and brown. With the color gold, a 24-carat gold coating is applied to the surface. In contrast to the usual coatings, these “colors” are bio-compatible, extremely hard-wearing, and will not flake off – even when the material is subjected to a high degree of stress.
Sydney-based eyewear brand - Sunday Somewhere - is intrinsically a unique mindset. Not interested in offering its consumers a better life. No requirement for catchy slogans. No need for by-lines. The brand philosophy is simple. They’re beautifully crafted, classic and modern frames. And with a make-up-your-own-mind attitude, the brand relies on inspired imagery to assist with the vision both it, and its customers relate to. Sunday Somewhere is the brain-child of eyewear aficionado Dave Allison. Late in 2010, his singular vision of creating an eyewear and optical collection became a reality with a focus upon detail, quality, simplicity and originality. Sunday Somewhere's aesthetic is influenced by both the past and future. With references to classic vintage frames, intricate modern detailing and futuristic materials, the finish is practical, a wearable modernity. This 'classic with a twist' collection makes Sunday Somewhere fresh, covetable, timeless.
Hailed as 'an excellent example of Australian design production', Jono is a qualified optometrist but gave it up in favour of frame design. He produces frames with a unique personal style using an extensive array of unusual materials such as inlaid silk fabric and bamboo wood - a must see!.
Known for its fabulous style, perfect fit and durability, Carter Bond eyewear continue to rock the runways with its timeless pieces. Jono Hennessy Sceats, the man behind the fashion-favourite Carter Bond eyewear once said that creating beautiful sunglasses is not just about making them look good but also ensuring superior quality, comfort and fit. This alone makes Carter bond eyewear a staple in every closet of a tasteful Australian.
Caroline Abrams introduces a frew new campaign. She imagines five women: The Dreamer, The Creative, The Femme Fatale, The Sassy and The Super Mom. She shows us that there is a frame for each mood, for each kind of personality and for every moment.
Savile Row Eyewear hails from the heart of London and is known for its elegant and sophisticated frames. Savile Row is known for the inclusion of 18K gold in certain frames that are hypoallergenic and rust free. Other Savile Row frames contain an acetate base, but still include 18K gold within the frames.
Born on the coast of California in 2006, SALT, combines the best of custom materials and Japanese Craftsmanship to create the finest premium eyewear. The brand draws its inspiration from Nature's effortless beauty, appearing simple on the surface yet consisting of a complex process perfected over time. The Sea, The Air, The Land and their Timeless connection. Our mission is to capture this inspiration and infuse it into our product. All of nature's beautiful shapes, details and colors. And like the inspiration itself and its unique moment in time, each piece of SALT. eyewear has its own fingerprint, finished by the hands of third generation Japanese artisans. SALT.s design language is timeless, remaining relevant as term trends come and go. SALT. is a brand for anyone who appreciates simple things made well.
Known for premium quality, inventive approach to design and innovative colour combinations. Orgreen has always embraced the cutting edge over the safe and the cool verses the commonplace. Designed and developed in Denmark, each of our frames are handmade in Japan, using only the most high-end materials. Rather than build on fleeting trends, the inspiration comes from classic lines reinvented into a unique look all their own.
Frames are painstakingly polished over the course of 10 days and given a high-gloss finish by hand in the final step. Wooden and leather cases that remain true to their form, and accommodate frames carefully in the smallest space. We exclusively source select wood from domestic forests, and our leather cases are sewn out of soft cowhide. Michael Faux, like his father, are opticians hence they design frames with the patient in mind frames are worn famously by Steve Jobs, Daniel Craig, David Letterman, Jennifer Aniston, Bill Gates.