Silhouette – Iconic Eyewear made in Austria. Since 1964.
What began in 1964 as a vision of glasses as a decorative device, is today the world’s leading brand of light and high quality glasses – Silhouette. Our production philosophy – with its craftsmanship and emphasis on manual work – is akin to that of a cottage industry. The result is unique eyewear that will delight and surprise you in terms of its innovation. Excellent design and high-quality materials create a clarity of design that expresses the individuality of the people who wear them.
This is the brand of the world’s lightest glasses, made with great attention to detail, a large proportion of work by hand, an individual design approach and the use of the best materials and the latest technology. Made in Austria, they are exported to 100 countries worldwide. In 1999 Silhouette revolutionised the eyeglass world with its Titan Minimal Art glasses weighing only 1.8 grams, without screws, hinges or rims.
Precise craftsmanship and innovative materials explain the physics behind each piece of super-light Silhouette eyewear. Yet, capturing the feeling of lightness is just as important to us. Just by looking at a pair of Silhouette frames, you immediately experience the feeling of airiness they convey. And that feeling is fully confirmed the moment you try on the glasses.
Silhouette’s philosophy has always been: “Using inner strength to achieve unparalleled lightness.” It’s a feeling we all know well, even if it seems like a paradox: strength creates lightness. When we feel strong mentally, we feel light in spirit. At Silhouette, we refine strong, durable materials until they feel light as a feather. The fusion of these two opposites creates Silhouette’s distinctive style.
Silhouette glasses have been 35 times with astronauts in space; they travel around the globe with the Vienna Philharmonic as well as with a number of celebrities from entertainment, business and politics.
What we say
For those customers who do not want to feel like they are wearing glasses, Silhouette offers an unrivalled feeling of lightness and comfort. Once you try on a Silhouette frame, nothing else compares. If you prefer a subtle rimless look you can create your own unique combination of lightweight titanium trim and lens shape. Or you can go for a traditional or contemporary lightweight frame. But don’t be fooled by the delicate appearance – these frames are incredibly robust and come with a full 2 year warranty.
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