Jewellery meets eyewear in Lindberg’s ‘Precious’ frames collection
The luxuriously minimalist Lindberg ‘Precious’ collection nods to the brand’s Danish design codes
The ‘Precious’ collection of eyewear frames by Lindberg nods to high jewellery codes in its elegantly minimalist forms, with pieces crafted in a choice of 18ct gold, platinum or buffalo horn.
‘Similar to fine jewellery creation, we use only exquisite materials, fine craftsmanship and innovative techniques,’ says Lindberg global chief commercial officer Nikolaj Schnoor. ‘It is one of the very few collections in the world that offers solid gold frames that are distinctively crafted with supreme technicality and quality. Lindberg “Precious” is a testament to the brand’s way of thinking – revolutionary artistry within handcrafted, refined and technical design.’
A team of artisans interweave optometry, gemology and jewellery skills into the pieces, which are light and comfortable to wear despite the solid gold or platinum they are made from. ‘Our craftsmen have specially developed an innovative formula to ensure that the structure of the gold is able to be crafted while maintaining its durability, and with the capacity to feature Lindberg’s iconic screwless hinges,’ Schnoor explains. ‘Another challenge is setting the diamonds on exquisite temples – as the frame is used every day, the weight and security of the diamonds must meet the right criteria. Only our experienced crafters know this classified technique. Lindberg “Precious” stands as a testament to the brand’s way of thinking – revolutionary artistry within handcrafted, refined and technical design.’
As well as precious metals, the frames are available in an ethically sourced natural horn, which is hundreds or thousands of years old, with distinctive markings ensuring each piece is entirely original. The diamonds, too, are carefully considered, with the rare stones on offer including pink, blue, green, yellow, black and uncut rough diamonds.
‘Lindberg “Precious” always stays faithful to the brand’s Danish design and minimalist values, where good design meets timeless style, functionality, and the use of premium materials. It is inspired by the beautiful aspects of our daily lives, from nature and celestial motifs to architectural influences,’ says Schnoor. ‘Our recently launched style, ‘Harvest Moon’ from our limited-edition collection, features brilliant round-cut diamonds set in a polished circle. This piece is inspired by the full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. Lindberg “Precious” is subtle and elegant… pieces are considered as collectable art.’
Hannah Silver joined Wallpaper* in 2019 to work on watches and jewellery. Now, as well as her role as watches and jewellery editor, she writes widely across all areas including on art, architecture, fashion and design. As well as offbeat design trends and in-depth profiles, Hannah is interested in the quirks of what makes for a digital success story.
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