Vintage Eyewear Showroom
We are collectors of Antique eyeglasses as well as Vintage eyewear and sunglasses. As industry artisans we library frames made from different periods, materials and techniques. The collection, which is housed in our design & manufacturing showroom, is often used in design collaborations. We offer viewings of the collection and private label designers use our showroom for point of reference or inspiration before creation. Our in house library dates back to the 1600s. With the help of our purchasing team we are able to offer some styles from all different periods to be purchased at the showroom.. We supply Broadway and the movie industry with the same stock list.
If you are unable to visit us we hope you enjoy this month’s online collection.
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Founded in 1926 by P. Oliver Goldsmith, OG has been a family-run business for over 80 years. The world of spectacles as we all knew them then was about to transform as sunglasses gained high profile status during the mid-fifties. Dress designers approached Goldsmith to create frames that would compliment their seasonal collections and the rest is history.
Think 20th Century icons. Grace Kelly. Peter Sellers. Michael Caine in his signature black spectacles. Audrey Hepburn in the big white glasses that framed her elfin face. Iconic style makers – Givenchy, Dior and Vidal Sassoon. Think cult films of the fifties & sixties, The Ipcress File, Harry Palmer, Charade and Two for the Road. They’ve all got one thing in common. Oliver Goldsmith. In the second half of last century, when it came to eyewear, OG was synonymous with stars and style.
Over one hundred years ago the Gambini family began their activities in the field of optics. Germano Gambini was an innovator and forerunner when in Italy glasses were regarded as little more than an unpleasant necessity. He had the courage to break the mould of mainstream taste and bring to the world of glasses a breath of fresh air: shapes, materials and unusual colours, with great conviction he was able to impose on the trend setters, creating trends that were then followed by many others.
The glasses of the archive collection are born from the recovery of the historical forms that have characterized the designs of GERMANO GAMBINI in the 70S and 80S.
Products are made in Italy with Italian quality materials, are processed manually to create glasses which the craftsmanship and charm that mold an object of value.
Germano Gambini, an authentic Made in Italy.