Lucas de Stael
This Parisian brand adorns its peepers with paper-thin allure. Specifically, the stainless steel frames are married to slivers of rich leather, grained wood, even snakeskin. The effect is elegant and mesmerizing.
The Lucas de Stael collection is a more traditional range, with marquetry accents, plus goat skin and leather designs. We only use leather from the neck of the cow, so everything is supple and light.
There is a lot of handwork involved in each frame – just one process can take up to an hour. The team includes artists, engineers and architects. The main concept – and the main identification of the designs – is that there are no hinges; everything is in one piece. They make the parts inside their workshop, and use a special Swedish material that adds strength to our designs, without weight.”