When the reality dawned on Poul-Jorn Lindberg that he would have to wear glasses, he realized, in spite of being an optician himself in Denmark, that there were no frames in his shop that appealed to him. In particular, he thought the frames of the time were heavy, uncomfortable and too rigid. He wanted something that would be flexible, light and comfortable.
On top of these, however, he wanted them to practically invisible to the eye. The idea for Lindberg glasses was born at that moment and since then they’ve gone on to become the choice of discerning people throughout the world. There are many famous faces found behind Lindberg glasses, although we’ll not be exploring that in this article. Instead, let us spend a few moments to explore some of the key facts that have carved out an almost cult-like following for Lindberg in the eyewear community.
As an optician, Lindberg knew what he wanted. However, he didn’t know materials or design to create something completely new – for that he called upon the services of Danish architect Hans Dissing to help create the original glasses, solving several problems with elegant simplicity.
The first design was the iconic Titanium Air, a design that still receives searches on Google every day. Considering this was created back in 1983, that’s an astonishing feat of fashion that transcends the years. Manufactured from simply twisted strips of Titanium, with medical silicone nose-pads and no welding, rivets or screws, they quickly became not only very comfortable glasses but also objects of desire for their elegant design.
So, what is it that makes Lindberg glasses such a popular choice? It comes down to those initial goals that Lindberg had when he discovered his own need for glasses…
In later years, Lindberg has introduced glasses with more conventional rims but retained the screw-free hinges and lightweight materials that have made them such a watchword for quality and prestige.
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