Safilo

Made in Italy since 1934

The Spring Summer 2019 release.

For the new season Safilo again puts the engineering of beauty and comfort at the forefront of its identity. The result: frames that break with conventional stereotypes to assert their functional and timeless modernity. The design language maintains an honest and uncompromising approach to material and construction.

The full titanium body of the new Registro frames emphasizes the most appealing properties of the metal, while reaching new heights in lightness and wearabilty. Research and Development takes pride in updating the exclusive UFO technology with the new ultra-light Linea models. This unique metal wire construction showcases an integrated tubular hinge: a mechanical solution that intentionally also becomes a styling element and a new hallmark of the brand. A double acetate rim identifies the Cerchio frames, providing a light structure and subtle chromatic combinations. The repertoire of refined colours and surface treatments extends to new palettes and effects, settingSafilo frames apart for their unfading Italian charm.

 

The Ultra-light concept.

The frames in this family testify that the search for lightness is one of the main drivers in Safilo’s design evolution. The very latest advances in manufacturing processes achieve an elegant new take on the UFO technology, an exclusive mounting system originally engineered by Safilo in the 80’s and perfected ever since.

A thin steel wire (with a 0,7 mm diameter) fluidly designs each detail from rim to tip and becomes virtually invisible in the lower part of the frame, where it gets even thinner to disappear into the lens groove. The resulting rounded shapes reveal a vintage inspiration marked by distinctive details such as double bridges and geometric cuts matched with curved lines, appealing to both a masculine and feminine taste. The same linear, almost two-dimensional, roundness forges the distinctive ultralight hinge that is machined from solid steel, molded and then milled to create a perfect connection between front and temple. The ultra-light aesthetic is reinforced by the ethereal choice of colors: the shiny galvanic nuances from gold to rose gold, from silver to gun metal, are sometimes highlighted by a subtle line of enamel in solid colors - burgundy, azure, grey, ivory… - hand-painted on the browlines. The transparent ultra-thin tips preserve the integrity of the linear aesthetic while assuring a comfortable fit.