KATA – iconic charm of the 20’s

Martin is wearing 2 fashion forward frames by KATA, which both show a glean towards old world style, bringing the iconic charm of the 20’s to todays eyewear aficionado. The new KATA inspiration is derived from classic vintage styling featuring retro shapes with a concentration on streamline temples, temple tip findings with embossed logo and triangle debossing on acetate rims and temples.

Kandu in matte black

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Modern rounded rectangle with gold temples and brow bar. KATA signature triangles discreetly featured on face, brow bar and temples. KATA insignia metal caps on temple tips.

Shodan in matte crystal

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Modern round shape with silver temples and brow bar. KATA signature triangles discreetly featured on face, brow bar and temples. KATA insignia metal caps on temple tips.

About Kata:

Kata, since first introduced in the mid 90’s, is a Japanese collection designed around four fundamental pillars – simplicity, innovation, responsibility and authenticity, as it explores form, finish and material over adornment. Kata has been re-launch by Design Gallery with an initial men’s collection in early 2018. Established in 2014 as a division of Match Eyewear, Design Gallery is a manufacturer and distributor of premium designer eyewear, serving the high end optical and boutique market. With designer eyewear increasingly recognized as a staple in everyone’s accessory wardrobe, the appeal to provide value in terms of style, quality in manufacture and originality of design became a goal of Match Eyewear.


Shooting: TEFdoesSIUSSE
Eyewear: Kandu & Shodan by KATA Eyewear
Model: Martin Graf, editor in chief at EYEcom
Photographer: Tania Cater

Author: maarten weidema

After being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to promote independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded “International Optical Personality of the Year” for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 410.000 eyecare professionals.

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