• About Séamus

    Originally from Northern Ireland, I came to England seventeen years ago. My first proper job was in an opticians and I have never left the industry since (apart from one month at a bespoke shirt makers). I have sixteen years experience of the eyewear industry and have a passion for handmade spectacles and sunglasses with an eye on innovation in design.

  • Zut Alors! New Struktur

    Friday, June 15, 2012

    Last week I had a visit from wunderkind designer Hugh Poillerat of Struktur, all the way from Paris. He was feeling pretty enthusiastic. His first time in London about four years and carrying with him a bag full of brand new frames. Not only new designs but a new manufacturer too.

    Needless to say I was very impressed. His design style has evolved. It has matured and mellowed but still retains that air of the avant garde, of the slightly dangerous.

    The quality has only improved with the new manufacturer. While many designers of his age think that mass producing in China and selling in bulk to Urban Outfitters is a sign of real success, Hugh sees the maintaining of hand crafted frames a real reason to be proud of his work.

    He still likes to show his frivoluos side sometimes though. Sometimes he can’t help but be playful in his design. Owner wanted for the frame below. Shrinking violets need not apply.

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