Graham Cutler once said “My idea of design is a bit old-fashioned. It should be practical, functional and then look good – in that order”.
For over half a century, this idea has remained largely the same. Our frames speak for themselves, whether it’s their shrewd design, handcrafted finish or their deftly applied details. Here, the brand’s Creative Director expands on just some of those key details present in their current collection and which make each Cutler & Gross frame so very special.
“The Oyster Pin is the most distinctive rivet we have right now, no one else has it. It was found in our archive and I had to bring it back and give it the right visibility in the collection. In terms of aesthetic and functionality, it was the perfect element for us. Paired with other details, such as the Compass 8-point Star Rivet, the Oyster Pin will be an icon for Cutler and Gross.”
Deco Core Wire
“The Deco Core Wire is an homage to New York, a city I called home for many years. The design references the Chrysler Building, an icon in Art Deco architecture. The symmetry, intricate line art and layered shapes lent itself perfectly to become an integral part of our frames. This detail really comes into it’s own when showcased in our translucent acetate frames”.
Fender Temple Ends
“With the Fender Temple, we tried to distill the history of the brand, and our strong ties to the music industry, into something tangible. It was a very literal, three-dimensional interpretation of music’s influence on Cutler and Gross, and vice versa.”