On October 10, 2010 Gold & Wood will celebrate its 15-year anniversary, cementing its elite mark in the fashion world as thepremier, luxury brand of eyewear. Headquartered in Luxembourg and founded in 1995, Gold & Wood eyewear is known for its exceptional handcrafted designs and has dressed the faces of celebrities like Stevie Wonder, Angelina Jolie, Jamie Fox, Antonio Banderas and Robin Williams. In 2009, Gold & Wood extended its lavish portfolio by unveiling a new line of eyewear collection for Boucheron. Through its strategic partnerships and unparalleled products, Gold & Wood has positioned Luxembourg as the reigning capital of LUX eyewear, just as fine chocolate has done for Belgium and high-end watches have done for Switzerland.
This world of luxury eyewear was created by Maurice Leonard, a former banker, who was inspired to create the ultimate eye accessory by drawing inspiration from the grand extravagance of Paris, the fashion capital of the world. Sexy and opulent, Gold & Wood glasses are distinct in their design as each set is intricately handmade in the Luxembourg factory by 40 craftsmen performing over a 100 different operations to finish one pair of these little sculptures. Made from the most rare and exotic woods and other unique elements such as precious diamonds, buffalo horn, titanium and carbon fiber, each set of Gold & Wood eyewear receives careful attention in its creation. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported that different brands of designer sunglasses are often manufactured by the same company. Gold & Wood sets itself apart from this industry standard through its workmanship and in-house production process, proving that quality and inimitable attention are unparalleled values.
“At the Gold & Wood workshops, passion and time drive the hands of the artisans who craft each component, one by one, in the purest tradition of exclusive eyewear. Because everything here is handmade, it takes three days to craft a pair of temples of such remarkable quality. We tailor and handcraft each and every one of our temples by using sheets of African wood and carefully laminate our woods, making us unique in the industry, to produce a product of the highest exclusivity. The special process of laminating our genuine buffalo horn gives it an unmatched noble shine. Taking the time to do it well: There lies the expression of the luxury that is valued so much by our clients.” said Maurice Leonard, Gold & Wood founder.
In honor of the company’s 15-year anniversary, Gold & Wood introduces its gold colored Special Anniversary Edition aviators. What makes these spectacles truly unique is the treatment of the lenses, which are coated with 24 carat yellow gold on the female H06 model and 18 carat white gold on the male H09. Additionally, the H09 temples are fitted with beautiful polished buffalo horn and the H06 temples with luxurious Acajou wood. The mixture of precious materials, indeed, make subtle references to the exclusive character the brand still stands for today.
When Gold & Wood first made its stylish debut, the company carried 10 different styles that allowed for 150 different customized options. Through the years, the line has evolved as today there are 20 different styles, allowing over 300 different customizations throughout its three signature collections – sunglasses, eyeglasses and jewel. Additionally, the company is committed to sustainable development in its manufacturing process and its procurement of raw materials. Practices of this include using trees that come from plantations and through association with companies who don’t exercise
animal cruelty (The African and Vietnamese buffalo horn used in its products is taken from domesticated animals meant for the butcher’s shop. Indian horns are taken without mutilation or cruelty, mindful of cows’ sacred nature in this country. A health certificate issued by Indian authorities attests to the veterinary origin and good health of the animals). Gold & Wood believes that a socially conscious approach is a noble act that helps to retain the soul of each product that is created.
Gold & Wood has also been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including the prestigious Silmo d’Or for their “Moon” and “Star” eyewear design. The line is exclusively carried in high-end optometry offices throughout the USA.
For more information please visit online at www.gold-and-wood.com.
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- 03/04/2010 • Gold & Wood Spring Frame Release
- 01/09/2010 • Sighting + Anthony Kiedis In Gold & Wood
- 11/06/2009 • Gold & Wood Launches Boucheron Collection
- 08/13/2009 • Sighting + Bridget Marquardt In Gold & Wood
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