Quality & Design
It all begins with a concept followed
by design and material selection.
Only the choicest material is used.
Each pressing is sorted according to thickness, age, provenance and flexibility. On average we make 65 pieces per model. That makes each Vinylize limited.
The grooves are fused with cellulose
acetate and the protective layer is applied.
The cellulose acetate we use is made in Italy. It is one of the oldest plastics known to man. It is popular in the manufacture of eyewear because it is hypoallergenic, thermoformable and colourful. Heat, pressure and adhesive are simultaneously appied to bind the materials together.
A custom built precision CNC machines the Vinylium into a frame.
After milling, each frame front is tumbled for 72 hours with wood cubes to make them smooth and shiny. The temples are both foil stamped and laser engraved.
Once all the parts have been prepared, cleaned, riveted, engraved and stamped, the frame is assembled.
The numerous quality checks assure that the alignment, rivets and all details are spot on.
Assembled frames are hand polished one by one, taking care not to polish off the grooves.