2018. A NEW YEAR BECKONS.
A new year brings our first ‘W bridge’ design, which perches elegantly on the crest of your nose.
We focus on small runs of timeless silhouettes and keep our core collection tightly curated. Any new frame joining the collection has to be special to earn its place. 2018 is set to introduce intricate filigrees to new metal frames and ceramic nosepads - ceramic being hypoallergenic. Bold chamfers and undulating filets along with new colours will also join our small family in the New Year.
Our 2018 campaign was shot in the wilds of Dungeness. This jutting headland on the coast of Kent is home to Europe’s largest shingle beach, an Edwardian lighthouse, and a glowing nuclear power station.
Further along the coast are the Denge Sound Mirrors, experimental concrete ‘listening ears’ that were a remarkable forerunner to radar. The former Royal Air Force complex features three acoustic mirrors, including the 200 foot, near vertical, main concrete mirror - one of only two in the world. Although acoustic mirrors did work, and could effectively detect slow moving aircraft, they easily confused shipping traffic and were soon superceded by radar in 1932. Although Denge Sound Mirrors active life was short lived they remain a prominent feature on the Kent coast, as well as inspiring contemporary artists and filmmakers.
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