Laibach & York // The TEF Icon

“If you’re thinkin’ of being my brother, it don’t matter if you’re black or white”. That’s an iconic lyric from the old days for sure.

Talking about brothers though, I was pretty honoured when my “brother from another mother” Blaz Oberc contacted me about a tribute frame design, inspired by the iconic TEF logo, which is actually based on the shape of my big head, goatee and curly locks included.

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Created from the popular “Amsterdam” shape by Laibach and York, which is actually my hometown, this double-layered acetate frame has an amazing fit and features an iconic top brow, resembling the TEF crest, which by itself represents the struggle to empower independent eyewear.


Manufactured in a limited edition, the TEF ICON comes in Black on White or White on Black, for maximum contrast and is available for true fans of independent eyewear. Win your very own, simply by liking Laibach & York on their Facebook or Instagram page.

About Laibach & York

Laibach & York wants to make high-quality eyewear accessible for everyone. High-quality in design, manufacturing, comfort and the best fit for your face.

With their in-house design team and own factory, they can guarantee that quality and provide high-end eyewear which is always on trend and will never go out of style.

Their massive stock of both vintage and new acetate, allows them to create eyewear in small quantities, which gives you the freedom of having your very own L&Y frame in an amazing quantity of colours.

By choosing only the best materials and parts, like Italian cellulose acetate, 3-5 barreled hinges and quadruple polishing for a stunning glossy finish, the end result is a perfect handmade frame, ergonomically designed for superior weight distribution. All created in their own facilities in Slovenia.

About the designer

Blaz Oberc is an industrial designer with a master in eye optics and has been designing eyewear for multiple reputable brands for many years. With a feeling for great design and his self taught skills of machinery, he perfected the skill own creating high-end eyewear.

Read more about this brand on TEF Magazine or visit their website.

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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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