Rigards // 10 years of amazing design

Hong Kong based artisan label Rigards celebrate their first 10 years with a special retrospective exhibition. In the spirit of gratitude, Rigards have also announced the ‘Warm Regards’ Online Charity Auction with proceeds going to Captivating International Foundation Hong Kong’s ‘One More Year’ Scholarship Program.


The event offers 10 one-off pairs of specially crafted Rigards frames, each a pinnacle of the label’s creative vision and a work of singular importance in their oeuvre. The online bidding is open until 22nd December 2021.

100% of the proceeds from the sales will directly benefit Captivating International Foundation Hong Kong’s ‘One More Year’ Scholarship Program, aimed at putting girls from underprivileged families through school.

About Rigards:

From natural horn to sterling silver, RIGARDS frames have forged an instantly recognizable style that combines offbeat aesthetics with a quiet elegance, much of which pertains to our spirited craftsmanship and unique use of traditional materials. No less compelling are the signature finishes, imparting nuance and character to the frames and creating a distinctive bespoke element.

Nominated for the best sunglasses during Silmo d’Or 2017, we are drawn to aesthetics that are not considered conventionally beautiful. Our designs are influenced by the incredible textures and patterns formed by mother nature.

The emphasis is on handmade craftsmanship applied to simple products using natural materials. The designs are original and nonconformist, intended for discerning individuals who appreciate ingenuity and independent spirit.

Every pair of frames is handcrafted with tremendous attention using time-honored methods of production and hand-finished with signature surface treatments, combining virtues of the past with modern sensibility.

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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