Motivation of Creation
In 1352, Tommaso da Modena created the first painted depiction of eyeglasses in a series of frescoes for Basilica San Nicolo in Treviso, Italy – a pair of rivet spectacles on the face of Cardinal Hugh de Saint Cher. At once, the glasses serve as practical tool to peruse literature, and an aesthetically pleasing alternative to the dated monocle lens worn by Hugh of Saint-Cher’s counterpart, Cardinal Nicholas of Rouen.
Saint Cher Eyewear derives its spirit from the unification of practicality and aesthetic. Vision, in sight and in imagination, is the source of our inspiration.
Making glasses is a form of art. We value fine craftsmanship, and we know you do, too. From our artworks designed in Cortina and Milan, we source the raw materials that are essential to creating the perfect optical frames and sunglasses, every time. Our Japanese plant-based acetate, hyper-durable ion plating, and high performance nylon lenses are just some of the key ingredients we use to create eyeglasses that are not simply distinctive, but truly defining.
MADE IN ITALY