For over half a century, Silhouette has pursued the vision of creating the finest eyewear. Based in the heart of Austria, the expert in eyewear now adds another facet to clear design, technical precision and uncompromising quality – refined luxury.
The style of the collection can be described as a mix of Jugendstil, or Austrian Art Nouveua, and contemporary purism with a noble understatement. The Jugendstil was an era in which refined objects of the highest quality were treasured. This distinct design philosophy was very much the true vision of Silhouette’s founders, Anneliese and Arnold Schmied.
The models in the Atelier Collection are handcrafted, unique and supremely elegant. They are fashioned of solid 18 karat yellow, white or rose gold and polished by hand to achieve a lustrous finish. Radiant gemstones such as diamonds, rubies, and sapphires, as well as precious woods, are used as decorative elements. Additionally, a variety of customized lens shapes are available for both women and men.
Further proving its passion for masterful craftsmanship, Silhouette has added a professional goldsmith and gem setter to the production team in Linz . In order to ensure the highest quality, all gemstones are selected by hand, and only exquisite woods from certified producers are used.
Featured at a special event at the Baccarat Hotel as well as Vision Expo East in New York City, the Atelier Collection will be available at exclusive optical shops starting Spring 2017.