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Few brands take the time to detail their intricate designs quite like Anne et Valentin. Marie France, the brand’s rep, recently stopped by Spectacle to uncover some of the hidden meaning and symbols behind their collections.
The Bartok model is a round frame, with detailing on the hinge representing a treble clef. This style, from Anne et Valentin’s collection centered on mathematical and musical symbols, illustrates how unique eyewear design can be found in unexpected places.
The Pick model’s hinge also has a unique inspiration behind it – a vintage paperclip! This style references a vintage clip and creates the illusion of holding the frame together, offering stand-out detailing along the hinge. It is just a subtle touch that makes a big impact on the wearer, and is perfect for lovers of all things vintage.
The Modern Cat showcases the creativity behind Anne et Valentin once more. The entire temple outlines the planets in our solar system, which are embedded into the frame. The Modern Collection is also inspired by the influential Bauhaus art movement, which is shown in the frame front’s tip. Anne et Valentin maintains its creative integrity by utilizing the artistic minds of only 5 artists for each of their designs. Rather than outsourcing, each piece is designed in-house and of course hand made as well. Anne et Valentin is available at each of Spectacle’s 3 locations, so check it out and get inspired!