Ørgreen announces new 2022 releases to their ACETATE collection with eight new styles in this refreshing launch. Four male models including Horatio, Claudius, Fifth, and Condotti, as well as four female counting Rosencrantz, Gertrude, Elysees, and Regent. Together, this collection of styles comprises a dynamic range of contemporary silhouettes. Some cite modern interpretations of classical shapes, others sport a more radical experimentation with form—each displaying unique and eclectic color stories.
For the past 25 years, Ørgreen has mastered working with colors. Carefully uniting hues and introducing original color combinations, each acts as a fundamental design component for a specific style.
Running throughout these diverse acetate releases are vintage-inspired nuances, such as the opaque golden olive of Horatio and saturated dark tortoise of Claudius, alongside bright modern hues like the vivid translucent violet of Rosencrantz and the graphic purple twill of Gertrude.
On the men’s side, bespoke lamination details appear on end-tips creating a color play between either tone-on-tone or contrasting hues— adding personality and bringing each frame to life. Take for instance Fifth, quietly blending a clear colored frame with sundown yellow end-tips or Condotti, starring a warm havana brown frame revealing surprising azure blue end-tips.
On the women’s side, bespoke lamination details are continued on end-tips, adding character via hidden details noticeable only by the wearer. Further innovation appears in features such as the transparent purple top bar lamination of Regent, creating a shape-defining outline, or the laminated end-pieces of Elysees, presenting a mosaic triangular color blocking, a detail resembling a piece of jewelry, creating a make-up-like effect. Here, our longtime commitment to keep challenging ourselves and pushing boundaries in the design process is extended to form and visuality.
Ørgreen’s boldest acetate optical frame yet, Claudius is a classic square style with lots of personality, modernized with sharp cut-ins running from the top front and into the temples, allowing for a subtle play on edges in the design. Bespoke hues developed by our in-house colorist bring together the various elements in this elegant frame for men, supported by our durable pattern core wiring – with signature lamination and laser engraving on the temple tips.
Condotti is a rounder take on the iconic college-style – rendered in Ørgreen’s thinnest acetate proportion possible, which adds a refreshing lightness. This large panto-style optical frame cites eyewear tradition via a distinctly relaxed keyhole bridge and comes with innovative triangular lamination in the end-tips. Laser engraved grip lines and bespoke core wiring ensure the best ergonomic fit, while the left side metal plaque logo adds the final touch.
Elysees marks a turning point of Ørgreen’s ACETATE collection. This medium-sized, almond cat-eye style donning extra thin front features asserts the new “tone on tone” color blocking signature created with Candy Cane. The lamination on the dropped end-pieces produces an alluring three-tone color play similar to make-up contouring: offered in hues such as violet and sparkling glimmer, these details add a jewelry-like preciousness. Eye-catching, yet subdued. A “big sister” to our best-selling style Femke, Elysees brings further attitude and character via the graphic eye shape.
Ørgreen’s signature rectangular shape (a reference to our classic Vanderbilt style) is reinterpreted in ultra-thin proportions in high-quality acetate, combined with characteristic college dropped end-pieces and a sharp projected bridge that adds a vintage, intellectual feel. Complete with our bespoke core wiring, signature end-tips, triangular lamination, laser engraved grip lines, and metal plaque logo on the left side, Fifth offers a fresh-feeling acetate optical frame for men suitable for medium to large faces.
With its semi-translucent acetate hues, Gertrude is a feminine optical frame with delicately thin features. This larger round style plays with sharp-cutting edges on its bridge and temples and boasts an elegant lamination on the inside upper corner of the eye-shapes, which lifts the overall expression of your face, much like make-up! Gertrude is realized with our bespoke pattern core wiring and repeats its lamination details at the temples’ end-tips, accompanied by our laser engraving and metal stick logo.
Horatio is a classic panto-shape optical frame with an emphasis on bold proportions – realized in Ørgreen’s most bespoke acetate. Sharp, cutting edges repeat top and bottom in the design, both in the front and on the temples, rendered in a range of ambient hues that communicates a friendly acumen in the wearer. This robust frame for men comes with our exclusive pattern core wiring as well as our signature lamination, laser engraving, and metallic logo on the distinctive temple tips.
Regent is Ørgreen’s most accessible acetate frame – offers a soft rectangular silhouette with thin front features and a subtle laminated top bar detail, where exciting colors add a twist by outlining the shape and playing with transparency. This larger female acetate style is realized with facet cutting and bespoke core wiring ensuring an optimal ergonomic fit and comes with a laser engraved Ørgreen logo at the end-tips extremities. An uber-classic shape with a daring modern update – one that’ll fit a wide range of wearers.
Rosencrantz pushes sensuously sculpted acetate to a feminine and uplifting extreme, characterized by ultra-thin features and an elegant color-blocking lamination on the inside upper corner of the eye shapes, which repeats subtly in the temple end-tips. This distinctive feature in optical frames creates a highlighting effect similar to wearing make-up. In other words, a portable facelift! Ørgreen’s bespoke pattern core wiring supports this extra-light style, ensuring unrivaled durability.
See the entire Ørgreen line of eyewear on their website orgreenoptics.com.