On select Fridays we like to highlight different frame lines that we carry here at The Eye Co.
Every frame has a story and once you hear the stories, we know you will grow to love these unique frames just as much as we do!
For our first #FrameFriday post, we are highlighting l.a. Eyeworks. This fun and unique independent frame line was launched in 1979 when the 2 founders Barbara and Gai opened a single storefront in Los Angeles, California with a mission to "encourage people to stop looking and start seeing." More than three decades and hundreds of frame designs later, l.a.Eyeworks remains a privately-owned house of optical imagination channeling their influential designs to a global network of independent optometrists, opticians, and retailers.
"We design eyewear to celebrate the diversity of faces and the uniqueness of individuals. The glasses we make are sparks of our imagination. You complete these thoughts and bring the dreams of l.a.Eyeworks into being."
-- Barbara McReynolds & Gai Gherardi (founders)
Original, often iconoclastic, and always invigorating, eyeglasses designed by l.a.Eyeworks are immediately recognized for their bold shapes, imaginative handling of materials, and expressive use of color. Each limited-edition design begins with a hand-drawn sketch, the first step on a path of meticulous production where the finest materials are shaped by a combination of technology and hand-finished crafting.
Every aspect of an eyeglass frame's shaping and construction has at one time or another been re-thought and re-invented as part of the designers' restless imaginations. The result is an expanding legacy of glasses that balances innovation with wearability, walking a fine line between optical tradition and a redefining expression of the "now". Although l.a.Eyeworks frames have graced the faces of celebrities, performers, artists, and athletes, the deeper intention is for you to find a frame that conforms to no fashion sensibility but your own.
We invite you to stop by The Eye Co. to try on a pair of l.a.Eyeworks frames for yourself!
You can also view their entire frame collection on the l.a.Eyeworks website.
We know you will love these exceptional frames!