Essilor was founded in 1972 by the merger of two leading companies in the ophthalmic optical sector, architects of great innovations such as the first progressive ophthalmic lens, Varilux, and the photochromatic lenses Transitions.
An Italian company since 1878, producing iconic models like Zilio since the 1930s, as well as ultra-feminine glasses embellished with strass in the 50s and large glasses with geometric shapes of the 70s.
This historic German company, founded in 1830, has produced glasses of the highest quality, on which Were often mounted Zeiss lenses. However, the worldwide recognition only came in 2009, when Brad Pitt wore a Metzler 0256.
The name of the Marwitz family is part of the history of the German production of 100-year-old glasses and is known among vintage fans especially for the “Comfort” collection of the 1940s, with a thin metal frame.