Welcome to the second instalment of "Around the World in 80 Frames." In this series, we explore the fascinating stories behind the world's most iconic eyewear brands. Today, we spotlight Silhouette, an Austrian brand renowned for its innovative and lightweight designs.
Founded in 1964, Silhouette has been synonymous with style and practicality. The brand is celebrated for its minimalist design ethos, characterised by ultra-lightweight, hinge-less, and screwless frames. A remarkable testament to their design excellence is the inclusion of their Titan Minimal Art (TMA) eyewear in space missions for over 20 years.
A Vision of Space:
Silhouette's TMA series began its space journey in February 2000, becoming the standard eyewear for Space Shuttle missions. These frames, weighing a mere 1.8g, are a marvel of engineering, offering unparalleled comfort and functionality in the challenging conditions of space. This achievement underscores the brand's commitment to high standards and technical innovation.
Silhouette's rich history is further enhanced by the fact that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was also seen wearing Silhouette frames. This royal preference underscores the brand's broad appeal, captivating a wide array of customers, from space explorers to monarchs.
Why choose Silhouette eyewear?
Silhouette's journey, from crafting elegant frames on Earth to equipping astronauts in space, reflects their dedication to excellence and innovation. As we continue our journey "Around the World in 80 Frames," Silhouette stands out as a brand that not only looks to the future of design but also to the stars and beyond.
Here are our 8 top picks for frames from Silhouette:
Drop by to your local Kelly Eyecare store and explore the range for yourself. Silhouette is available at all Kelly Eyecare stores. Visit your local store.