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Over twenty-five years of archival documents,
samples and reference catalogues make up "the design archive"
The concepts behind each frame come from hunting and gathering
inspiration sources: films, books, travel, magazines, archival samples, etc
Hand sketches for each style are created by putting pencil to paper...
The hand-drawn sketches are then scanned and recreated in a
vector-based drawing program, used by designers across continents and languages
Raw materials like acetate and metal are handcut
into the primitive beginnings of frame fronts and temples...
.... And further refined by hand into what we begin to recognize as the prototype samples,
which are then sent back to the design studio for review
With prototypes of the samples back at the studio, the design team
compares the sample against its original blueprint
The styles that make the cut for production are then sent back to the factory for reference, to be produced as part of the seasonal collection.
IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION
Currently, we only ship within the Domestic USA, including Alaska, Hawaii and Washington DC, and Canada.
Due to the high value of our product, we require an Adult Signature for all deliveries and do not ship to P.O. boxes or APO/FPO addresses.