Custom, adorned rimless eyeglasses are coming back and are showing up frequently on the Runway. There are a few opticians and labs who are taking advantage of this eyewear trend can creating unique and expensive one of a kind wearable art pieces that just happen to be rimless.
Today we are honoring opticians and a lab that have painstakingly created wonderful works of art out of rimless frames.
1.) Many of you may know Richard Wilhelm of Luxe Laboratory. As most independent labs have been searching for ways to compete in the optical industry, Richard Wilhelm took up the back breaking work of re-furbishing old eyewear and creating new looks. He makes bespoke, he helps design for Silhouette, he facets, he etches, he basically is a Bespoke lab with a can-do attitude.
2) Paul Garcia of Caramel Lunettes. Many eyecare professionals have seen his creative custom eyewear on Facebook and optical trade magazines. He bought his old optical shop in Colorado Springs, Co, renamed it to Caramel Lunettes and in his spare time he puts his love of eyewear into passionate works of art. His one of a kind artistic creations will go down in history as iconic fashion and will be re-known though-out the world. Read more about him on his YouTube Video
4.) Sight Shapers is a Netherlands based optical retailer that also sells online his unusual shapes. We love his animal themed rimless. BTW, he has no Facebook page, no Twitter, no Instagram, which I admire him for.
5.) Optik Kultur Based in Germany is another retail with a definite sense of whimsy with his Lego motif’d sunglasses. Another one that has no Facebook page, no Twitter, no Instagram or Pinterest.
6.) One of our go to places is MicroMega Ottica an optical shop in Venice, Italy. This year we pay homage to their lopsided rimless in titanium and buffalo horn.
7. Toms Design is another German Optician who made these shark shades several years ago. His rimless eyewear collection today is in the neighborhood of unique custom shapes. No Facebook, no Twitter, no Instagram or Pinterest.
Not every optician or every lab has the ability or equipment to customize eyewear.
AIT Industries has equipment and a design department if you are looking for ideas.
Santinelli has an edger that can make this type of custom eyeglasses.
Luzerne Optical the lab can also do custom eyewear.