It is over a hundred years since Sidney and Percy Kirk set up Kirk Brothers. Today, from their HQ in Brighton, England, Jason and Karen Kirk continue the family passion, designing eyewear to inspire and excite.
Breaking with tradition, Kirk & Kirk are disrupting the traditional approach to optics, especially through their innovative use of materials, using acrylic, not acetate, to hand-make their frames in France.
There are a number of benefits to using acrylic but the most noticeable is the lightweight compared to other frame materials, making it extremely comfortable to wear. In their most recent launch, Kirk & Kirk introduce a new color, Matte Ice into the Matte Centena collection.
The chunky 10mm acrylic is extremely present but weighs virtually nothing; a beautiful and engaging contradiction. Available across the whole Matte Centena collection and shown here in the model Horace, the post-modern styling harks back to the 1980s but has a futuristic feel about it, plus it is beautifully unisex.
British designers Kirk & Kirk have answered the call with a steady flow of new releases over the last twelve months to arouse glasses wearers around the world. As well as limited edition specials, regularly adding new shapes and colors to their Kaleidoscope, Centena, and Matte Centena collections has helped the company grow over the last twelve months, with a presence in 35 countries.
The lightweight, acrylic material is produced in Italy especially for Kirk & Kirk so you will not find these hues in any other ranges. They are a great way for independent opticians to set themselves apart from their competitors.