The tie that binds Blackfin, the titanium eyewear brand, 100% made in Italy, and Arrigo Cipriani, celebrity owner of Harry’s Bar in Venice and international guru of Italian culinary art, is tantamount to a mathematical equation in that they share the common denominators of a constant quest for quality and unique Made-in-Italy artisan skills. The result of this equation is, in both cases, the excellence of their product.

This is the driving force for the exclusive titanium collection entitled Blackfin with Arrigo Cipriani, the line of limited edition frames inspired by the elegant simplicity of the deluxe world inhabited by the inventor of the Bellini.

The collection to be presented at Mido 2014 consists of five models, one optical frame and four sunglasses – in which the Blackfin style and the quality of titanium take on the astonishing new colours produced exclusively for Cipriani.

First and foremost, model BF671 ARRIGO, an optical frame whose ostensibly classic, timeless design is imbued with all the 21st century personality of Blackfin. The colours, dark brown on the outside and the exclusive CIPRIANI green on the inside, are the perfect expression of the understated luxury of Maison Cipriani. This magical all-Italian pairing springs another surprise in that, as well as being on sale for prescription glazing, this frame will be offered to Cipriani restaurant customers already fitted with reading lenses to help them pore over the menu.

Two sunglasses for men, model BF575 IBIZA, with its taut, sculpted lines, and model BF678 NEW YORK, with a softer-design front, both feature an original colour combination: black on the outside and CIPRIANI green on the inside.

The classic cats-eye shape is reinterpreted in a modern key in the women’s frame BF679 SOPHIE, in the two-tone dark brown /Cipriani green version that lends stylish emphasis to its elegant shape. But it is model BF680 JULIE that represents the apotheosis of the perfect union of these two great names, these champions of the authentic Made-in-Italy style. Designed by Corrado Rosson, who heads the Blackfin Style Centre, this delightfully feminine sunglass expresses the height of luxury as defined by Blackfin and Cipriani. A limited edition of only 100 pieces, each numbered from #00 to #99, the soft, generous lines of the frame are unapologetically high-fashion. The entire frame is gold-plated, the opaque black of the outside setting off the golden edges and Blackfin logo, also gold-plated in the form of a fine metal inlay on the front. The high quality lenses are marked and certified Carl Zeiss Vision.

All the eyewear models in this exclusive line are personalised on the inside of the right temple with Arrigo Cipriani’s signature. What’s more. Each model comes with the titanium plate from which the frame has been cut, complete with the certified autograph of Arrigo Cipriani.

The Blackfin with Arrigo Cipriani collection will go on sale from April in Cipriani restaurants worldwide and also online on the Blackfin website www.blackfin.eu.