Each frame he makes is truly unique and sitting down with him to discuss the design and the colours is just a pleasure. Gilberto tells me that making glasses is a very fulfilling experience, how many people can say that about their job?...So, 5 minutes after I walk into his workshop I am sold. I am going to have my very own frames made! As an eyewear designer I am lucky enough to have a collection of frames; in the morning, before I walk out the house I choose which glasses to wear. However, I have never had a custom made pair before, so I have a feeling that these are going to be memorable!
Gilberto's art is a rare combination of creativity as well as craftsmanship, he designs and creates his own new shapes but he is also happy for his customers to suggest any shape they like. You can choose a style form a selection on display (as I did, how un-designer of me!) or give Gilberto a sketch and after evaluating size and fit he will make them for you, even the craziest!
Inside Gilberto's workshop
There is a selection of gorgeous Italian acetates, and only a tiny amount available for each colour.