Seraphin welcomes four new models that comprise an original series of timber-inspired optical frames
These styles capture the hearty aesthetic of wood grain without sacrificing the adjustability of acetate, introducing a new direction of creative design to luxury eyewear.
Named after the majestic state parks and old-growth forests of Minnesota, Seraphin’s faux wood frames celebrate the natural beauty of Ogi Eyewear’s home state, proudly known as L’Étoile du Nord (The Star of North).
The Banning optical frame is inspired by the iconic woodlands of northern Minnesota’s scenic Arrowhead Region. Skillfully handcrafted to resemble natural timber, this pair of luxury eyewear has been handcrafted from select acetate, then carved and matted to create its refined-rugged appeal. The soft square silhouette of the Banning makes it an ideal fit for men with a variety of face shapes—and its versatile coloration displays such rich tones as Evergreen and Atlantic Blue.
Seraphin specializes in neoclassical eyewear that unites iconic shapes proven to stand the test of time infused with modish design elements—including totally original acetate. The Itasca has been handcrafted into a butterfly shape with a level of artisanship that is unrivaled in luxury optics. Debuting an original faux wood acetate pattern, the Itasca displays the tactile texture of timeless timber in four color options. Three deep varnishes—Midnight Green, Tahoe Blue and Cranberry Red—add a dose of color to any wardrobe while neutral Raw Oak offers a natural finish.
The design of the Superior optical frame was originally conceived while hiking in view of Lake Superior on the sublime North Shore of Minnesota. This P3 pair unites the classically intellectual round silhouette and keyhole bridge combination with the rustic look of Seraphin’s custom-made wood-effect frame front, which has been matted to forge a convincing timber texture. The silver hinge piece—a sturdy and style-enhancing feature—polished interior, and iconic fleur-de-lis temple tip emblem are all hallmarks of Seraphin’s celebrated neoclassical aesthetic. Temperance The breathtaking beauty of the natural world is epitomized in the Temperance, new to Seraphin’s series of original faux wood eyewear. With adroit artisanship and a sensitive design eye attuned to the enchanting forests of northern Minnesota, this model presents an exacting replica of carefully finished wood grain. It has been handcrafted from laminated acetate and matted in a perfected proprietary process. The cat-eye silhouette harkens back to simpler times while exuding all the glamor of iconic 1950s fashion.