‘Handmade in Italy with Love’
Developing RES / REI we found inspiration in our roots. Res Rei means “The Thing” in latin. It means an existing object with substance and form; but it also means a concept, an idea. RES / REI is the ensemble of things that make life around us, in all given forms. RES/REI frames are designed and entirely made in Italy. The process requires many experienced people with unique skills. It’s the person that makes the frame, not the machine.
Our journey starts in Treviso, Italy with a holistic approach. Our focus is on quality: every RES / REI frame is the result of an accurate design process. Each frame is enriched with small details that make the difference. From color lamination to three-dimensional work, from elaborate acetate hues to temple embellishments: it’s the attention to the details that make each frame a work of art.
Every detail is important to us. Even the temples are weighted to balance the weight of the front face.
Frames are peculiar objects: they are fashion accessories, enhancement devices for aesthetics, yet they are medical devices, precision tools to overcome poor eyesight. Some might argue that spectacles are an extension of someone’s wardrobe; for us, it’s about individuality. We don’t let fashion trends rule our style, but we are aware that frames are tools for expression. In the pursuit of the “unique”, we define style with our own point of view.
Reducing our environmental footprint is one of our goal. We know how much CO2 is emitted during the production cycle and to counter balance it we decided to plant a tree every 1000 frames we produce.
What we say
RES/REI is a relatively new collection for us at The Richard Tildesley Practice. We hold a select range but it is already a favourite of Emma who is currently wearing a RES/REI frame she instantly fell in love with. Again, these are frames of exceptional quality and attention to detail. The skill involved in creating the beautiful curving shapes of the frames is remarkable and the shapes and colour combinations are unique and truly beautiful.
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