Updated on 09/17/2021
Present on exhibition Silmo Paris 2021
From 24 to September 27, 2021
Frames 9 - Niche design Hall 5a
UNIT 1104A, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BLDG
No. 317-319 Des Voeux Road
000000 SHEUNG WAN
HONG KONG CHINA
- 5a H149
From the enigmatic to the avant-garde, the nostalgic to the seductive, genuine horn to real copper, award-wining atelier RIGARDS has forged an unmistakable style that intersects offbeat aesthetics and quiet elegance, underpinned by its clever use of natural materials and transformative craftsmanship. No less compelling are the signature finishes, imparting nuance and character to the frames and creating a distinctive bespoke element. If you love expressive, nonconformist eyewear, you will be gladdened by RIGARDS.
Press release (1)
Sensitivity toward nature-materials is fused with a stylish knack for craft and a highly original worldview to create eyewear that arouses an emotional response.
Ten years, one ethos. Staying true to our ideals of prioritizing natural materials above synthetics, RIGARDS introduces RG2046WD, a dimensional design that draws on strong architectural geometries: right angle beams, undulating surfaces, sloping roof planes, shapely arches. The frame is a seamless bricolage of different materials, all nature-derived: wood salvaged from high-end furniture timber, aerospace-grade aluminummagnesium, ultralight beta-titanium, and flexible stainless steel. Just like constructing a building, every individual part and their stunning contrast works together to form a sophisticated whole. Additional feature: hollowed back temples that help ensure the frame weighs no more than 20 grams.
Ten years, one ethos. Staying true to our ideals of prioritizing natural materials above synthetics, RIGARDS introduces RG0825DT, a small bravura piece of Art Deco created for Japanese artisan jeweler Detaj. Combining different elemental shapes, the design cleverly heroes Art Deco’s geometric glamor without the ornamentation. The front and temples are crafted from real copper (hollowed back to lighten the frame to under 20 grams), while the smooth wood temple tips are made out of salvaged premium furniture timber. Hidden lens cages heighten the sense of lightness and sculpture. Each pair is organically hand-antiqued with our proprietary “Time Machine” finish to create a gentle age-whispering patina.
PATINA by RIGARDS
Proud eyewear, the brand of compostable frames that makes you feel good on the inside, because you know that you are doing things well for yourself and for everyone; and on the outside because with its design you will not leave anyone indifferent.
Proud wants to be a benchmark as a brand of sustainable acetate frames. The concept of circular economy is not incompatible with design and quality, as we see in this multicolored compostable acetate frame.
The style of these sustainable glasses does not go unnoticed in this Valencian design that aims to become a benchmark for sustainable fashion. Proud only available at independent opticians.
We are very sorry, but we don't have an unsustainable line.
Staying ahead of the international eyewear industry means adapting many of our
collections into Intelligent Frames featuring our worldwide patented technologies:
EasyClip®, EasyTwist®, and TurboFlex®.
Aspex is constantly pushing technological limits to create new and accessible designs
for every type of customer and their specific needs.
Aspex brings complete value to our eyewear with the highest quality components and
the latest, most durable materials for our collections.
Our brands tirelessly demonstrate the successful formula of innovative technology, industry-leading research and world-class fashion.
Our intelligent approach applies not only to new design concepts, but spans across
our operational efficiencies in customer service, business program development,
market opportunity identification, as well as our service and creative teams.
We’re one of the world’s largest global distributors of quality eyewear and sunwear,
serving markets in North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean,
Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
We have established ourselves as an industry leader in technological development and contemporary eyewear design.