Our lustrous handmade acetates come from the most reputable supplier in the business since 1849, Mazzucchelli Italy. Famous for the depth of their hues and breadth of their color library, Mazzucchelli is unrivaled in the cellulose acetate industry for top quality material design and production.
Cellulose acetate is a plant-based polymer originating from the renewable resources of wood pulp and cotton fiber. This miraculous material creates frames that are comfortable to wear, simple to adjust, hypoallergenic, and above all durable.
We use exclusively CR-39 polymer for our lenses as it is extremely scratch resistant and provides superior vision and color clarity. The visual acuity of CR-39 lenses is on par with mineral glass, yet it's nearly half the weight for more comfort on those long sunny days.
Full Spectrum Protection
All our lenses – even the lighter tints – provide 100% full spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. We also apply an anti-reflective coating to the interior to prevent reflections from entering the back of the lens.
According to Mies van der Rohe, “ god is in the details”, and we believe wholeheartedly in this mantra. Each element of our sunglasses is carefully considered and designed. Pin hinges are custom cast in stainless steel for ultimate durability. Temple cores are pressed with our signature pattern and our jewelry-like “Ç” icon tip tacks adorn both temples.
Our packaging is simple in design, yet luxurious. The ultra-suede padded zipper pouch features custom gold hardware and protects your frame while not weighing down your bag. A plush microfiber cleaning cloth makes keeping your lenses spotless simple. Our presentation box and all exterior packaging are 100% recyclable.
We are guided by three design principles:
purity of form, integrity of materials and thoughtful consideration of details.
Every millimeter is carefully considered to exude a timeless, vintage-inspired aesthetic combined with subtle modern details. Above all, we place an exceptional focus on fit, comfort, and versatility. Each style is perfectly weighted for all day wear and universally flattering across face shapes. Our goal is for Aperçu styles to become quotidian favorites, worn with every look for any occasion.