The Danish eyewear company Bellinger has recently presented their new 2012 fall collection. The splashy colored eyewear collection is a mix of eras and a tribute to the shapes that evolve from the cat eyed 1950’ies to the round Woodstock frames and the classic JFK glasses. It is high quality designer eyewear with a twist and a heavy dose of personality.
The ideas for details and cuttings were developed from the 1970’ies airplanes & boats, using their names and designs as inspiration. To make the collection even more unique Bellinger has designed their very own acetates in 2 to 5 layers, that create a beautiful depth and play of colors.
Bellinger acetate is a unique traditional craft which require lots of manual processes and great precision to ensure smooth perfect surfaces, beautiful play of colors and magnificent patterns. The uniqueness of Bellinger acetate frames is that they are made of cotton!
Cotton, acetone and alcohol is mixed to a homogeneous dough. The acetate is filtered, kneaded, heated and finally pushed into large blocks. Then the creative work with color techniques can begin; The most amazing effects of acetate are obtained by mixing different types of acetate. The manufacturing process of acetate is similar to an old-fashioned candy production… hmmmmm! Bellinger mix up to 5 different acetates in one frame making the acetate frames absolutely unique and delightful.
Bellinger was founded in the year 2003 in my hometown Aarhus in Denmark by the designer couple Malene and Claus Bellinger Diederichsen. The company is currently represented in 40 countries worldwide.
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