Essence in sight
Always in their field of vision, nothing comes as close as glasses – a challenging task for them. Ranging from classic soft tones to extravagant, fashionable colors, the MARTIN & MARTIN collection offers charismatic shapes, a pleasant feel and an extremely good fit with spring hinges. These are the cornerstones of a style that has been developed in the heart of Cologne for over 20 years and continues to excite customers in over 20 countries.
Quality pays off
A high level of quality and longevity was very important to them from the very beginning, as glasses are a daily companion for most people. As a consequence, they acquired parts of a German eyewear manufactory in 2014 to be able to produce parts of their collection on their own. The extraordinary quality does not come by accident, but is a result of more than 35 individual work steps. In order to expand their product range, they also added a quality manufacturer from Austria in 2016. For their colour compositions they only use Italian cotton acetate, whose natural origin is noticeable through their refined surface treatment.
Their unconventional design is also reflected in our history: over detours two former friends from college started a company: Martin & Martin. A phone call led to the initial spark and the company was founded in 1997. At first, a room in a shared flat in Cologne and a warehouse next to the Sea of Galilee served as the company’s domicile. With a lot of technical and creative commitment the first collection of the same name was presented at the optical fair Silmo in Paris in 2000. The urban frames solely made of black and white materials, immediately found their fans across the European market. Since then the collection has consequently been developed and unconventional models like »Xaver« (Design Award Tokyo 2004), »Mick« or »Ollie« are as much part of the collection as all-time classics like »Paul«, »Fritz« or »Erik«.