Linz, February 2014. With the passing of Arnold Schmied, Sr, on Friday, 31 January 2014, not only have we lost a great entrepreneurial personality, but a person – pioneer and visionary – who has marked the lives of us all and who, with his courage, his enthusiasm and his joy, will always be a role model for us.
Following a long illness borne with great patience, Arnold Schmied has passed away at the age of 89 in Linz.

In 1964, Arnold Schmied and his wife Anneliese founded Silhouette International Schmied AG, headquartered in Linz, today still family-owned and one of the leading eyewear manufacturers in the world. His vision, to make accessories out of visual aids that make people look good while improving their vision, will be carried into the future by some 1,500 employees worldwide.
The management and employees of Silhouette International bow down in gratitude before a great entrepreneur and person, and will continue his life’s work with joy and enthusiasm, just as he would.

The Board of Directors & Employees of Silhouette International Schmied AG