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Cat-eyes forever!

Cat-eye glasses have stood the test of time. Ever since they became popular in the 1950s, women all over the world have been wearing this style. Even today, a lot of brands have one or more cat-eyes in their collection. We've selected the best for you...

Liu-Jo

Let’s start with a little history lesson, shall we? The idea for the shape came from one Altina Schinasi, who worked as a window dresser in New York in the 1930s. There was an optician nearby her store, and she noticed the lack of options in feminine frames. She came up with the idea for pointy glasses but had a hard time at first selling the idea to manufacturers. There was one shop in New York though, that saw something in her design, and they started selling them, with success.

Calvin Klein

Akoni 

The original cat-eyes from the 1940s and 1950s were made for optical lenses only. The lenses were quite small and narrow, with a pointy, upward tip on both sides of the often heavily embellished frame. In the 1960s, lenses became bigger and the style transformed to a more oversized one. It wasn’t until Audrey Hepburn wore a pair of cat-eye sunglasses in her film Breakfast at Tiffanys, that the shape became popular for sunglasses as well.

Silhouette

Masunaga

Over the years, the cat-eye frame has adjusted itself to the fashion of the times, but the feline shape with the upward sides always stayed recognizable. There are metal cat-eyes, acetate ones, oversized and bold frames but also more subtle minimalistic versions. We’ve made a nice selection of cat-eyes from our showroom to hopefully inspire you to give them a try next time you visit your local optician.

Scotch & Soda

 

Tom Ford



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Web Eyewear X Alfa Romeo Formula 1 Team

Web Eyewear X Alfa Romeo Formula 1 Team

An exciting collaboration was announced this week: Web Eyewear is becoming the official partner of the Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN. Web's logo will be on the team's cars, helmets, and suits, and later in the year a special collection will be released...

When two Italian brands like Alfa Romeo and Web Eyewear join forces, we can only be excited for what is to come. Italians are known for their elegance and impeccable style, so this partnership makes us eager to see what they come up with together. Unfortunately, we have to wait until later this year to get our hands on the collection of sunglasses and optical glasses. So, for now we will have to make do with some nice pictures of the team’s drivers Valtteri Bottas en Guanyu Zhou wearing their Web sunglasses. We’ll keep you posted!

Jobs at the best opticians

Linneweever - Wateringen

Linneweever - Wateringen

4·D Optiek - Arnhem

4·D Optiek - Arnhem

Sandman Optiek - Apeldoorn

Sandman Optiek - Apeldoorn

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Res/Rei’s ode to dancers

Res/Rei’s ode to dancers

Dancers use their bodies to communicate their inner world to others. Res/Rei took inspiration from the bodily movements and gestures of dancers and translated that into 5 beautiful designs. They recently presented this new collection, aptly called Dancers…

The Dancers collection consists of five optical frames made from colorful acetate, which is always the preferred material for this Italian brand. In fact, all acetate colors and patterns used by Res/Rei are designed and made in-house making them unique for this brand.

Models Aurora, Bolero, Clara, Giselle and Manon obviously refer with their names to famous ballet characters, but their design also gives a little nod to this form of movement. On all frames, the upper front parts have a three-dimensional band that changes in direction and thickness. Like a ribbon flowing in the air. This band ends on the temples, giving them a two-toned structure.

 

The Dancers frames come both in stronger colors combinations like teal with brown or red with a dark havana and in more subtle hues like transparent lavender with pink.

 

If you want to find out more about Res/Rei and their collection, we direct you to our Res/Rei showroom.

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Cut and fold with Theo

Cut and fold with Theo

Remember being young and folding sheets of paper into airplanes, animals, and what not? Theo designer James van Vossel must remember, because his latest design uses the same technique: one sheet of metal, one cut, and one fold. That's all there is to it...

It’s called the Groove and it is the latest addition to the Theo family. What makes the Groove so special and interesting is the fact that this frame is made completely without screws, glue or any other materials. Just one piece of metal that is meticulously cut and then folded to create the temples. Super simple, yet so well executed and in typical Theo colors and shapes.

 

We think the Groove is a beautiful addition to the already big Theo family and it will definitely find its way to Theo fans out there. You can find the rest of the Theo family in our Theo showroom.

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Lunor's new shades and shapes for 2022

Lunor's new shades and shapes for 2022

Lunor is celebrating the new year by adding some new frames to their existing lines, but also by giving us some beautiful new shades of color. Colors that are a homage to the home of Lunor: the Black Forest…

When a design team is located in a beautiful place like the Black Forest, you can be sure the designers will find inspiration from their surroundings. This is definitely the case with German brand Lunor. Their new color shades are a direct nod to nature and in particular the colors you can see when night is falling in the forest. Rich forest green, translucent blue, transparent grey and matte black. Add to that some new warm Havana tones for their acetate frames and luxurious satin finishes for the metal frames.

 

Of course, 2022 not only brings us new shades but also new shapes. Lunor expanded their A11 acetate line with three new frames: a panto, an octagonal shape, and an anatomic shape. With these new colors and frames, Lunor is definitely ready for the new year!

 

We’ve recently updated our Lunor showroom that you can find here.

The newest eyewear

Masunaga

Masunaga

Cazal

Cazal

Minamoto

Minamoto

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Protect the earth together with Van der Ham Optometrists

Protect the earth together with Van der Ham Optometrists

Nana Woody & John is your one-stop-shop for the coolest eyewear brands and the best opticians out there. Why are they the best? Because of their expertise, of course, but also because they know how to make shopping for eyewear a whole new experience...

Take for instance Van der Ham Optometrists in Oud-Beijerland. A few weeks ago, they gave their store a little make-over. A green one, to be exact. In order to make people aware of their collaboration with Earth Today, Van der Ham transformed the store into a little urban jungle. Now, no one can miss that when you buy a frame here, 10m2 of nature will be protected in a sustainable manner in your name.

With #aclearvisionofnature, Van der Ham joins forces with Earth Today because only when you have clear vision, you can see what nature truly has to offer. Earth Today is a global initiative to accelerate the protection of nature by making people aware of the need to protect nature and by offering them the chance to help protect it by donating money. In return, you will receive a unique digital proof of protection, registered to your name.

For us, this is the perfect example of a store that does more than ‘simply selling frames’ and we love it!