Graffiti artist Faust work at Thierry Lasry showroom in New York

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Many eyewear designers reinvent their image in collaboration with artists, benefiting from their fame, skills, and sensitivity. Artists are infinitely creative and designers understand this!

Glasses Designers and Artists

The German eyewear brand Mykita has teamed up with illustrator Rafael Varona to customize all the shop windows in their stores around the world.

Mykita glasses optician Rafael Varona

© Mykita x Rafael Varona

Mykita stands out for its independence and character. For this reason, the choice of an artist like Rafael Varona, whose unique universe and brand are easily recognized, was a natural one. These keywords define the collaboration: “magic”, “mysterious” and “winter.” Storefronts and packaging for Mykita have been decorated with soft and colorful shapes—forests full of surprises that are characteristic of Varona’s style.

Mykita packaging

This is a beautiful graphic collaboration that demonstrates Mykita’s status not only as a high-tech brand, but also one that is inventive and poetic!

Leaving the pine forests, let us enter the forest of skyscrapers: New York, in the district of SoHo, where French designer Thierry Lasry installed his showroom. In this situation, a partnership between the graffiti artist Faust and Thierry Lasry was obvious. Located in the heart of the artists’ district, the showroom reflects the spirit of the brand as well as its environment. Bold black lines streak across the walls, in perfect harmony with the style of a designer who mixes luxury and street culture. Faust takes the names of emblematic models of the brand and unites them around the name of the designer.
Thierry Lasry's showroom in Soho New york, Faust drawings

© Thierry Lasry x Faust

 

When architects get involved, original designs are born.

La Fabrique de lunettes opticians, Craftmanship brands

© La Fabrique de lunettes x Marc Ifrah Architecture

By doubling design’s technical creativity, architects are able to improve further upon the achievement of eyewear designers’ goals. Optical shop La Fabrique de Lunettes is located in an unusual place. In collaboration with Marc Ifrah Architecture, the designer set up shop in a former bank, on the ground floor of a Parisian Haussmann building. The store is organized like a large apartment, with an entryway, a lounge, a playroom for children, and a laboratory. In other words, this is a location that reflects real life.

Jorge Sousa Santos architecture optical shop

© Jorge Sousa Santos

In Portugal, architect Jorge Sousa Santos has collaborated with several optical shops. Have you ever gone around a shop looking for a mirror? Here you will not miss them: one of his achievements is a great wall of displays with hundreds of mirrors. Every model of glasses has a mirror available.
French designer Anne et Valentin showroom in New York

© aa64 Architecture x Ideal Interiors

One cannot ignore the beautiful showroom of French designer Anne and Valentin, also located in SoHo, a favorite place for designers. It is a contemporary space with exposed metal beams, decorated with the walnut furniture design of Aardvark Interiors. The space represents a perfect harmony between a retro and workshop style! The project was called aa64 Architecture x Ideal Interiors.

Featured Image: Thierry Lasry