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Posted on May 01, 2017 in Atelier Collection by Silhouette , Glasses , May–June 2017

Artful Eye is excited to announce that they are one of only eight stores in the country to officially carry the exclusive Atelier Collection by Silhouette at its Seaside location.

The models in the Atelier Collection are handcrafted, unique and supremely elegant. They are fashioned of solid 18-karat yellow, white or rose gold, as well as titanium and polished by hand to achieve a lustrous finish. Radiant gemstones such as diamonds, rubies and sapphires, as well as precious woods, are used as decorative elements. A variety of customized lens shapes are available for both women and men.

The style of the collection can be described as a mix of Jugendstil, or Austrian Art Nouveua, and contemporary purism with a noble understatement. The Jugendstil was an era in which refined objects of the highest quality were treasured. This distinct design philosophy was very much the true vision of

Silhouette’s founders, Anneliese and Arnold Schmied.

Further proving its passion for masterful craftsmanship, Silhouette has added a professional goldsmith and gem setter to the production team in Linz. To ensure the highest quality, all gemstones are selected by hand, and only exquisite woods from certified producers are used.

“I witnessed the exquisite diamonds and rubies first hand at the Baccarat Hotel event earlier this year,” said Artful Eye optician, Robin Beans. “The attention to detail and handcrafting that goes into an Atelier piece is like nothing else we’ve seen in the fashion eyewear industry. These are truly flawless, beautiful and unique pieces.”

On June 15, at 7 p.m., Artful Eye, located at 25 Central Square in Seaside, will be hosting a private fitting event for those interested in the new collection. In addition to Artful Eye’s fully-trained staff and licensed opticians, international representative, Silvia McGinley, will be on site and available to help customers design their perfect look as well. A portion of sales at the event will go to Project Eyesight, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free eye care domestically to those in low-income communities who might not otherwise have ready access to treatment. For information about the event and to RSVP, call (888) 264-4989.

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