Nathalie Blanc // Nuit Bleue

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At a young age, Nathalie Blanc started wearing glasses. The shape didn’t fit her face, and the style was not graceful nor trendy. As a teenager, the idea of shaking the world of eyewear had become an obsession. Nathalie made a promise to herself to create her universe, to reinvent a style where this functional and unattractive accessory would reflect one’s style, personality, and aesthetics.

The force behind the brand is the daring, humble, talented, passionate, perfectionist, French-born designer Nathalie Blanc. Nathalie Blanc is a true ambassador for the French manufacturing and excellence in know-how, and her talent exudes in the refined and delicate frames she designs, the ones that combine the perfect harmony between the eye, the style, and material.



Her studies at ISO in Paris led her to become an optician and to open two optical stores. In 2010 Natalie Blanc creates collections for ready-to-wear brand Michel Klein and in 2012 for Swildens In 2015, Nathalie Blanc launches her first eponymous brand, a Parisian luxury eyewear collection for men and women with the desire to create “rare comfort for the complexity and individuality of each nose and face.” In 2016, Nathalie Blanc signs an unprecedented collaboration with the collective Rouje by Jeanne Damas, by launching the model Corto.



The attention to detail in her work and creations reflects her passion for art, design, and architecture, in which beauty and elegance fuse.

Recognition & Awards

In 2018, at Silmo Paris, the World Optics Fair, and in competition with the major international brands, Nathalie Blanc Paris wins the Special Jury Prize “Silmo d’Or”, a prestigious award for innovation and creation with the “Suzanne 253”.

In 2019, Blanc…Collection for teen is nominated for the “Silmo d’Or” Special Award in the children eyewear category with the “Ariane”. In 2019, Nathalie Blanc Paris is nominated for the “Silmo d’Or” Special Award in the sunglasses category with the “Maman 128”.

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Author: maarten weidemaAfter 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", "Leading Innovator in Optical Social Media Marketing", "Social Media Marketing Company of the Year" and received several awards for "best eyewear blog" for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 517.000 eyecare professionals.

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