Prize winning French design

 

French designer Nathalie Blanc celebrated a victory at Silmo 2018 for model Suzanne 253, a gold rimmed round sunglasses design, that won the award in the category entitled, “Special Jury Prize”.

Made exclusively in France, the winning design is described as having a pure and delicate form, with particular care placed on every detail.

 

“…the award shines the spotlight on the meticulous finishing work done by the French factories to achieve an outstanding model that is both elegant and rare…”

 

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Nathalie Blanc

 

NATHALIE BLANC PARIS 

 

Nathalie Blanc Paris – Luxury Eyewear with Parisian sophistication and technical mastery. 

A collection exclusively Made in France.

 

Nathalie Blanc Paris collection epitomizes French excellence in design and craftsmanship. All frames are designed in the Parisian workshop and manufactured in the Jura region, the birthplace of the French eyeglass industry. For generations, these skilled artisans have been crafting the world’s finest eyewear.

 

“They have always been at my side… Three-colors glasses didn’t exist, we launched them, we have been the first to imagine color scale photochromic glasses and we just created two-colored polarized glasses, never seen on the market.”

Each manufacturing step is meticulously executed, combining both leading technology and artisan work. The raw material is cut into face fronts using a high-tech CNC machine, it’s tumbled with beech tree wood chips and hand-polished with a German wax compound for a flawless finish. Once all the components are complete the frames are carefully assembled by hand. The process finally ends with a rigorous quality control inspection ensuring that all products reaching the market meet the highest standards of quality.

 

Every pair is a unique piece and property of the brand.

 

“I have always dreamed of embodying French excellence: extreme precision, undeniable quality, pure and timeless design.”

From custom-designed cellulose acetate to ultra-lightweight titanium, we use nothing but premium materials for our frames. The frames are laminated in 22-carat gold. The hinges and core temples are developed by the design team. Bi-plating is exclusive to Nathalie Blanc Paris. All these features join aesthetics and advanced technology. Through years, in order to stay the best, French firms had to rise to the top of innovation. They have to invest in research and development, modernize their units of manufacturing.

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Nathalie Blanc is proud to share with you her new frame Anaëlle.

 

The Anaëlle is a metal frame inspired by 70’s and take the iconic Nathalie Blanc Paris reversed bridge. 

Nathalie wanted to highlight the ancient know-how of enamelers and mosaicists. Four models are available, each one of them is composed with three colors that have been chosen according to trends and inspired by the designer’s travels.

It took a year and a half for this masterpiece to see the light of day.

The frame is polished so that every impurity is removed from the metal which then receives an electrolyze treatment with 22 carat gold. 

To prevent corrosion, the frame is varnished by hand with a pistol.

Small rectangles dug in the metal are manually filled with lacquer-needle and cooked flat for an hour and a half at 150°.

 

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