Exquisite new frames are available now in-store as we launch two new brands in our flagship opticians located near Camden Town, London. L.G.R and Barton Perriera frames are both beautifully handcrafted and both have a quirky uniqueness to them.
L.G.R founded by Luca Gnecchi Ruscone. On a trip in 2005, Luca visited one of the optical stores in Asmara, Eritrea owned by his grandfather who had once lived in Africa. There he discovered a box of sunglasses, which had been imported from Italy 50 years earlier. Fascinated by the elegant design of the frames, Luca brought the pieces back to Italy. The news of his discovery spread, and instantly requests poured in for these unique sunglasses.
L.G.R eyewear is entirely handmade in Italy by three artisanal families, who build each frame from start to finish using traditional methods of production in order to deliver an authentic and noble product. L.G.R preserves Italian values and heritage through hard work by real people who have spent their lives specializing in this meticulous line of craftsmanship.
Their sunglasses particularly stand out as a favourite of many celebrities such as Gigi Hadid, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Cruise. They use tempered mineral glass lenses to achieve a unique and elegant product that evokes the essence of L.G.R.
Founded by Bill Barton and Patty Perriera, who have a long-written history of creating glasses with impeccable craftsmanship and design without compromise.
Every Barton Perreira frame is handmade in Japan by highly skilled craftsmen. Their rigorous six-to-eight-week manufacturing process focuses on perfecting every detail, from the frame’s foundation to its deep glossy finish. This meticulous process results in beautiful eyewear with an emphasis on finish, feel, and fit.
They are known for their lightweight frames, achieved by using a resin-based polymer plastic called zylonite. It’s hand polished twice to create a seamlessly smooth surface. This material selection and uncompromising process results in a light, durable product with a deep gloss finish.
We offer a great range of independent unique brands, available to buy online and in-store, visit us at Chakshu London opticians to see more! Chakshu London opticians is located within easy reach of Camden Town, Regent's Park and Primrose Hill.