The Silhouette Atelier Collection is an expression of passion and gracious living. Their timelessness is conveyed by precious materials and consummate craftsmanship
For over half a century, Silhouette has pursued the vision of creating the finest eyewear. The eyewear manufacturer residing in the heart of Austria now adds a further facet to their portfolio of clear design, technical precision and an uncompromising quality resulting in refined luxury.
The models in the Silhouette Atelier Collection will make wearers shine with supreme elegance. Each eyewear in this collection is handcrafted and unique, made of precious materials and at the same time versatile in design.
The collection’s stylistic idiom melds the design language of the Jugendstil, the Austrian art nouveau, with a contemporary purism that expresses a noble understatement. The Jugendstil was an era in which refined objects and the highest quality aspects were treasured. Silhouette brings this philosophy together with the vision of its founders, Anneliese and Arnold Schmied, creating the most attractive eyewear that is unique by its distinct design language.
Beauty is always a matter of individuality. Eyewear models in the Atelier Collection present a range of possibilities for making a pair of rimless glasses into a personal piece of jewellery. Elegant forms and luxurious materials make the models in this collection timeless masterpieces.
Customers can choose between 18 kt solid yellow, white or rose gold. Polished or brushed to a lustrous finish, the precious metal gives refined understatement an exclusive accent.
The collection that draws on the style of a bygone age and bring it into the present has graceful, flowing lines that lead from side parts to temples and end tips.
Clarity of design finds perfect expression in the beautifully integrated hinge, which is impeccably and elegantly designed down to the smallest detail. The men’s collection ‘Titanium meets Gold’ weds gold in a harmonious and luxurious union with titanium. The combination of titanium in diamond-like carbon black and gleaming solid gold creates a distinctive, pure design form with decorative gold elements that are securely snapped into the temples.
The ‘Pure Art’ models seduce with their clarity of line and the 18 kt yellow, white or rose gold that is either polished or brushed to an impeccable finish has a powerful attractiveness. The delicate decoration of exquisite ebony or hand-selected diamonds further add to the hypnosis. The opening in the temples of eyewear models of the ‘Pure Art’ line gives the eyewear a special lightness quality.
Enchanting floral motifs inspired by the Jugendstil, the Austrian art nouveau, are interpreted in a contemporary aesthetic in the ‘Art de Fleur’ line. These are glasses for women who love beauty and elegance. The luxurious model is created in the Silhouette goldsmiths’ studio with superlative craftsmanship and contemporary precision. Delicate petals fashioned of precious gems such as diamonds, rubies, blue and pink cabochon cut sapphires lend women’s models a particular charm.
To combine the aesthetic of the Jugendstil period with contemporary standards of material, design and execution; traditional goldsmiths and stone-setters’ techniques are paired with over 50 years of experience in the manufacture of eyewear. And this results in the making of a luxurious, one of a kind eyewear.
The passion for masterful craftsmanship in the Silhouette goldsmiths’ studio in Linz inspires unique objects of timeless beauty that are fashioned to the customer’s wishes in up to 280 production steps, some 250 of which are carried out by hand.
The origin of the eyewear is certified by an individual serial number and the founders’ family hallmark that are engraved in the temple of every pair. Silhouette sources materials to meet the most stringent quality standards. All gemstones are selected by hand, and only exquisite woods from certified producers are used. The Silhouette Atelier Collection can thus meet the expectations of even the most demanding.
Authenticity is the principal of the Silhouette Atelier Collection. This can be seen in the customised lens shapes: feminine, graceful forms for women; distinctive, classic shapes for men. The lens shapes express the unique personality of the wearer. The Atelier Collection’s rimless models offer infinite options for creating a personal style.