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A FRAME IS MADE

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.

4

DESIGN REVIEW

With prototypes of the samples back at the studio, the design team
compares the sample against its original blueprint

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PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION, PT. 2

.... 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

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PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION, PT. 1

Raw materials like acetate and metal are handcut
into the primitive beginnings of frame fronts and temples...

5

COMPUTER ILLUSTRATIONS

The hand-drawn sketches are then scanned and recreated in a
vector-based drawing program, used by designers across continents and languages

3

SKETCHING

Hand sketches for each style are created by putting pencil to paper...

2

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

The concepts behind each frame come from hunting and gathering
inspiration sources: films, books, travel, magazines, archival samples, etc

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INSPIRATION

Over twenty-five years of archival documents,
samples and reference catalogues make up "the design archive"

Scroll through the design process
 
  • A FRAME IS MADE
  • DESIGN REVIEW
  • PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION, PT. 2
  • PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION, PT. 1
  • COMPUTER ILLUSTRATIONS
  • SKETCHING
  • CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
  • INSPIRATION
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