This exquisite eyewear from Anne et Valentin is part of their Factory series, an homage to Andy Warhol’s Manhattan 1960′s studios known as “The Factory“. The factory was home to a lifestyle of partying, art production and everything in between for Warhol and his associates.
Like Warhol’s Pop Art, the color of the frame is saturated and bright. A brushed silver detail adorns the hinges–a nod, perhaps, to the color of Warhol’s first Factory which was decorated in tin foil and silver paint from top to bottom. A keyhole bridge evokes the past.
Anne et Valentin conceived the frame with curvy, voluptuous and humanistic lines. A perfect red circle marks the temple tips. The frame is made of polished, translucent acetate with an unpolished, matte concave cutaway on the temples — a nuanced effect that could only be achieved in truly hand-crafted eyewear.