A collection of handcrafted frames carved from a 8 mm thick acetate plate that hold the essence of our Atelier. Thickness is preserved throughout the production process and finishing to achieve the most solid design. Engraved details are inspired by the timeless magnetism of automotive design.
Constructed out of Italian premium cellulose acetate known for its durability and flexibility, the frames are the result of the synergy of goldsmiths’ crafts and the heritage of eyewear manufacturing know-how. Inspired by contemporary art, architecture and automotive design, Jacques Durand conceives pure, distinctive shapes with distinct outlines. Light and matter are the design playing field — flat frame fronts and clearly defined edges enhance the outline of the shapes.
Each frame is made in Italy. Production is carried out in our workshop and premises in Montecchio Maggiore, Vicenza, Italy. Transparent production is an integral part of our identity. Each frame comes with a manufacturing card detailing the production process. Craftsmen and manufacturers involved in each stage of production as well as the geographic location are listed in order to guarantee traceability.