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Since the '30s, Sàfilo has been the Group's landmark brand on an international scale.

The various lines making up the brand have helped create and maintain its prestige with rich collections differentiated to appeal to their specific target markets.

Safilo Design

Safilo Design

No-fuss lines and shapes with a contemporary design for lightweight, versatile silhouettes, forged from precious titanium. Designed for an elegant wearer, Safilo Design eyewear makes a classy feature accessory.
Safilo Glamour

Safilo Glamour

For the stylish, captivating woman, the seductive prescription frames give the wearer an elegant look of timeless class.
Safilo Library ed Elasta

Safilo Library and Elasta


Safilo's basic ranges, whose distinguishing traits are the utility and strength of accessories offered at very affordable prices.
Safilo Seventh Street

Seventh Street


Kids get their very own line, with captivating colours and total comfort. The clean, no-fuss design is merged with stylish details.

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Safilo celebrates its 80th anniversary by presenting the exclusive capsule collection "Safilo by Marc Newson"
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Safilo Spring/Summer 2014 Eyewear Collection
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Optyl: a unique trademark for unique eyewear
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Safilo celebrates its 80-year history by launching a special capsule collection created in collaboration with Marc Newson, which will be unveiled in April 2014 during the 53rd edition of the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Founded in 1934, Safilo, the leading brand in the eyewear market and pride of the Safilo Group, pays tribute to this significant anniversary through the synergy with one of the most versatile and influential designers in the world, creating a line that perfectly combines tradition and innovation, know-how and design – the values that identify this brand. 

Among the principal features that unite Safilo and Marc Newson in the project’s core vision, are the primary use of state-of-the-art components, the concepts of transparency and transformation, and specifically, the reinterpretation of the past in a contemporary way through the balance between the distinctive approach of this guest-designer and the highest standard of made in Italy manufacturing guaranteed by Safilo.

In particular, the new capsule collection stems from revisiting a historical model personally chosen by Newson and resulting in 5 different variations, through 5 specific materials and technologies, based on the original shape from the Safilo’s archive. The assortment will consist of 5 optical frames and 2 sunglasses.

Respecting a precise chronological order that retraces the most important milestones and achievements of the brand’s 80 years of history, each of these 5 new models is characterized by unique features and avant-garde technologies that connote the qualities of the brand. They include: the use of ultra-lightweight Optyl (a trademark registered by Safilo) - whether used individually or combined with the new revolutionary Elasta 80 hinge; the application of the reinterpretation of the historical UFO collection (a frame formed by an ultra-thin steel wire); the use of aluminum and, lastly, steel integrated with the new hinge.

The fluid and essential silhouettes, pervaded by an almost organic feel, are further enhanced by sophisticated and luminous hues such as metallic shades in light and dark tones, royal blue and orange - the color that symbolizes the stylistic code of Marc Newson.

Safilo celebrates 80 years of genuine passion for trendsetting eyewear. We want to share our unique story of cutting-edge Italian heritage, savoir faire, quality and innovation through an exclusive partnership with Marc Newson.  Marc is one of the most eclectic and gifted creative minds of his generation. He has blended the richness of the past with the present and the future, through an exquisite capsule collection expressing an inspiring story of trust, excellence and timeless design,” said Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo Group.

For a designer, collaborating with such an iconic brand as Safilo, with its strong DNA and history of excellence presents an extraordinary opportunity to explore new stylistic directions, combining the heritage of the brand with a fresh and innovative perspective. I enjoy teaming up with this large professional company that is properly industrialized and disciplined in the process of bringing the product to market, as well as a true expert in craftsmanship. At the end of the day they want the product out there as swiftly as I do,” added Marc Newson.

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The capsule collection, Safilo by Marc Newson, will be officially presented during the Salone del Mobile, inside the Triennale di Milano, a prime destination within the city which further underlines the strong relationship that exists between Safilo and the universe of contemporary design.

Available on the market from mid of April 2014, the collection will be distributed worldwide through an exclusive network that, in addition to multi-brand concept stores and high-end international retailers, like Colette in Paris, Corso Como 10 in Milan, Dover Street Market in London and Mr. Porter, includes a selection of the best-in-class specialized opticians. 

Safilo

Founded in 1934, the Safilo brand name represents an historic milestone for the Group on an international level. It combines expertise and know-how and values its tradition of technological innovation in the creation of eyeglass frames for men, women and children, where quality, functionality and comfort go hand in hand with good design.

Through this special project, which highlights the importance that the Safilo Group puts on this brand – a synonym of excellence all over the world, Safilo is offering the general public its new image. This image is aimed at a more contemporary and stronger look, without forgetting or losing those values that have made the Safilo name famous over the years: quality, comfort, reliability, durability and technological innovation.

The Safilo collections use technology to its maximum: the best example is the latest revolutionary lens-mounting system “Avantek” - invented by the American company of the same name - which eliminates the need to drill holes in the lens and therefore any possible distortion of the image: a new design concept for rimless frames.

Marc Newson

Marc Newson has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects to bicycles and cars, private and commercial aircraft, yachts, various architectural commissions, and signature sculptural pieces for clients across the globe.

Born in Sydney, Newson spent much of his childhood travelling in Europe and Asia. He started experimenting with furniture design as a student and, after graduation, was awarded a grant from the Australian Crafts Council with which he staged his first exhibition - featuring the Lockheed Lounge – a piece that has now, twenty years later, set three consecutive world records at auction.

Newson has lived and worked in Tokyo, Paris, and London where he is now based, and he continues to travel widely.

Marc Newson was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and has received numerous awards and distinctions. He was appointed The Royal Designer for Industry in the UK, received an honorary doctorate from Sydney University, holds Adjunct Professorships at Sydney College of the Arts and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and most recently was commended with a CBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. His work is present in many major museum collections, including the MoMA in New York, London’s Design Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Vitra Design Museum. Having set numerous records at auction, Newson’s work now accounts for almost 25% of the total contemporary design art market.


SAFILO - SPRING/SUMMER 2014 EYEWEAR COLLECTION

The new Spring/Summer 2014 Safilo collection of optical frames celebrates the impeccable quality of items “Made in Italy”, reinterpreted with the great expertise and passion of a brand with a history spanning 80 years. The new Safilo eyewear collection reflects the brand’s greatest strengths: Italian creativity, reliability and innovation.


Made in Italy – Women

SA 6006
This ultra-lightweight women’s optical frame conveys an aura of elegance and flaunts a unique combination of materials with its acetate front and temple tips combined with ultra-slim metal temples.
Minimalism is the key to this pure, softly rounded model which flatters any face shape, ensuring a perfect fit thanks to the Elasta hinge, the brand’s new signature detail.
The color palette features ever-present shades of black-light gold and havana-palladium, accompanied by refined pastel hues of coral-copper gold and cyclamen-pink.

SA 6009
Classic and sophisticated, this new optical frame is designed for women who are looking for a refined accessory that highlights their femininity. This model has clean, simple profiles and a slim steel front that match ultra-slim metal temples embellished with a timeless “hammered” texture. This exclusive manufacturing technique is inspired by a skillful jewelry-making method dating back to the 1940s. Available in bright, intense hues of brown, rose gold and palladium.


Made in Italy – Men

SA 1009
A harmonious blend of symmetry and style, these men’s glasses with a bold, avant-garde design combine pure, simple lines with linear shapes for a contemporary allure. A small metal plaque that adorns Safilo’s vintage models stands out on the initial part of the temples. A striking combination of translucent acetate gives life to a unique graduated shading effect in tones of havana, brown-crystal, black-grey and black.

SA 1014
With a lightweight feel and the utmost comfort, this large, square-shaped men’s optical frame has ultra-slim profiles and temples. An alluring mix of metal and Optyl (a registered trademark for an ultra-lightweight plastic material that provides unparalleled elasticity and strength), lends an ethereal note to this model, available in shades of havana-red-ruthenium, havana-blue-black, havana-bronze, black-ruthenium.


Seventh Street

Safilo’s Seventh Street eyewear line meets the needs of the most demanding customers with a wide range of glasses dedicated to young trendsetters who want to follow the latest fashion trends but also express their individuality. Personality, style and practicality are the main features of the new Seventh Street eyewear collection.

S 230
This steel optical frame for boys has a rectangular front and flat temples, for an ultra-lightweight feel and maximum comfort. The frame has a bright, edgy color palette with contrasting tones on the inside and outside of the frame in blue-orange, ruthenium-yellow, black-green and matte-gloss black.


S 232
This unisex steel optical frame with slightly rounded edges is lightweight, stylish and practical, which makes it the perfect choice for every young person, boy or girl. This model features playful details and a lively interplay of trendy colors: purple-ruthenium, black-fuchsia, red-black, brown-yellow, blue-ruthenium and matte-gloss black.


The Safilo eyewear collections are produced and distributed by the Safilo Group.

Safilo Group HQ Communications Department
Milan – ph. +39 02 77807604
Padua – ph. +39 049 6985459
e-mail: pressoffice@safilo.com
www.safilo.com

Lightweight, hypoallergenic eyewear with original colour effects and exceptional qualities? If it is also extremely fashionable, it becomes absolutely irresistible!
All this is possible thanks to Optyl, a trademark which identifies a plastic used exclusively by Safilo for some of its most unique models.

Optyl is a revolutionary innovation for people who want to wear eyewear with extraordinary characteristics: it is no coincidence that some of the most prestigious brands that Safilo produces include models in their collections which use the particular material identified by this trademark.

The product of a special combination of substances, it is a thermosetting plastic material which is extremely lightweight and comfortable because it adapts to the wearer\'s face. A durable material, it is also hypoallergenic since it contains no plasticisers. Furthermore, it is treated with a special surface coating which protects it from corrosion caused by sweat and cosmetics.
All these exceptional characteristics are encapsulated in a frame which can also pride itself on outstanding colour and three-dimensional effects.

Optyl is a trademark registered by Safilo.


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The bottle preserves the result of an experiment which aptly demonstrates one of the special properties of this material: its memory effect. In fact the bottle and frame front have been heated to a temperature of 140°C; when the front frame reaches this temperature it is deformed, but once inserted in the bottle, it cools and reverts back to its original shape.


Safilo Group Press Office
Tel: +39 / 049 / 698 5459
E-mail: pressoffice@safilo.com