Florence, November 6, 2022

CURVA 08 by JACQUES DURAND has been awarded 1st prize in the Design category at the 2022 Graziella Pagni Eyewear Award, the international eyewear award dedicated to independent eyewear, promoting innovation and creativity in eyewear design.

CURVA 08 is handcrafted in Jacques Durand Atelier, where the heritage of eyewear manufacturing know-how meets the goldsmiths’ crafts.  It’s in this unique synergy that lies the value of the Atelier. Beyond the apparent simplicity of forms and shapes, lies a universe made of dedication and commitment, care for craftsmanship and manual skills, research and experimentation with techniques.

Jacques Durand’s skilled artisans work from a single-piece 10 mm thick acetate plate, carving the solid mass of material to achieve the desired, exceptionally ergonomic form of the inside of frames. Like a sculpture, the work develops as an organic whole. Gold plated hinges complete the frames. CURVA 08 captures the gestures of craftsmen and craftswomen, who dedicate themselves to improving their craft every day.

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