François Mitterand, Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Robert Redford, Richard Gere, Prince Charles, Sharon Stone and Jacky Onassis are not just names associated with François Pinton, they are known for those iconic frames.
As a gifted artisan jeweller in post-war Paris, François Pinton signed exclusive collections for the international elite. In the sixties and seventies his son designed stand-out spectacle frames for the French Riviera jet set. His frames symbolised la dolce vita and French manufacturing excellence.
Nowadays these masterpiece frames are still handmade in France using exquisite materials. François Pinton frames are handmade from best Italian cellulose acetate, a material that is made from cotton and is flexible without losing its shape.
The craftspeople of the Maison Pinton know perfectly how to assess the quality of a row block of acetate, rectify a line, adjust a bridge and align a frame. Each François Pinton spectacle is unique and has provenance back to the craftspeople who put their life’s expertise to work, on that day, for you.