The new Kartell Eyewear collection features eyeglasses and sunglasses inspired by Kartell philosophy
Kartell makes its debut in the world of eyewear with its new collection. Glasses are the accessories that are closest to the Kartell world and its research on the most innovative materials. Their frames are made of different materials reminiscent of the lines of Kartell’s best-known and most successful products. Depending on the line, the glasses are made of metal alone or with KartellBio, a sustainable acetate derived from cotton and fine wood fibers, in line with the “Kartell loves the planet” philosophy. The frames are transparent, in soft or vibrant colors, with glossy or soft touch finishes.
Main Collection: infinite frames for infinite moods
The Kartell Eyewear collection includes two main lines: Main Collection and Design Collection. The Main Collection features 68 different frames, for different moods, available in many materials and colors combinations.
Lamina comes from the combination of two silhouettes that create a third graphic sign. The combination of shapes of different dimensions generates different shades of color depending on the angles of light and the combination of transparent materials.
Borderino, as the name implies, is an essential graphic sign, a simple border that encloses every silhouette, defining its style, thanks to the contrast between transparency and opacity.
Spiedo is the only series entirely made of metal, characterized by the minimal line on which Kartell’s red logo stands out. The graphic sign closes the temples and gives balance, thanks to the color element in the metallic shades of Kartell products.
Kartell Eyewear Design Collection
The Design Collection has been created by four established designers: Rodolfo Dordoni, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni and Fabio Novembre, who have been collaborating with Kartell for many years.
Segmenti, Ferruccio Laviani’s collection, is characterized by a soft-touch finish. Its frame is extremely lightweight, with a timeless design.
Eyeliner, by Piero Lissoni, emphasizes the eye contour, as the name suggests. The contour is accentuated by colors that do not go unnoticed.
For the Shield and Line K lines, Fabio Novembre drew inspiration from the projects of Anna Castelli Ferrieri, the architect and designer who founded Kartell together with Giulio Castelli. The glasses in the Shield line have tone-on-tone lenses and frames, which create a “shield” for the eyes.
Line K has a frame that highlights the eyebrows, drawing a sharp cantilevered line.
Rodolfo Dordoni’s Loo-K recalls the eye contour defined by the balaclava in comic strips. The frame is rounded, a curvilinear sign that emphasizes the face, with contrasting materials.