Kirk and Kirk // New colour addition for Kaleidoscope

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Kirk and Kirk Eyewear has spiced things up with a new colour addition to their Kaleidoscope collection.

It’s named Melon, but we think it looks more like a zesty orange! It’s easily one of our top picks, with its pairing of vibrant orange and pink creating a warm, spring-like vibe.

But hey, if orange isn’t your jam, don’t worry! Kirk and Kirk offer a rainbow of other colours to match your style.

Delicate, angular and charming with a subtle magic, model Jane is perfect for those with a quiet brilliance.

Their model Penelope is a stunning oversized hexagonal frame, perfect for powerhouses who want to catch the eye and keep it. Delicately balanced so as not to feel clunky, Penelope comes in 9 colours, each screaming personality.

Their model Victor works for everyone. A diverse, universal, frame for any and all personalities. Wear it under-stated in soft colours or go bold.

Just like every piece in their collections, these frames have been lovingly designed in the vibrant city of Brighton and carefully crafted in France from genuine Kirk & Kirk Acrylic. It’s their dedication to quality and style that sets their work apart.

About Kirk and Kirk

Kirk & Kirk is a British eyewear brand, whose frames are produced from start to finish in one factory in France. They are unique and recognizable due to their use of colour, which is partly due to their choice of materials.

Handmade from their own special grade of Italian acrylic, their material weighs a fraction compared to conventional acetate, allowing them to produce chunky-looking frames that are extremely light and very comfortable to wear. Not only that but their frames are 100% recyclable.

Handmade from their own special grade of Italian acrylic, their material weighs a fraction compared to conventional acetate, allowing them to produce chunky-looking frames that are extremely light and very comfortable to wear.

Not only that but their frames are 100% recyclable.

The Kirk family have been in optics for over a hundred years.

Inspired by the innovative approach of Sidney and Percy Kirk, Jason and Karen uphold the family legacy, pushing the boundaries of eyewear, exciting and inspiring through their unique use of materials and colour.

Sidney and Percy Kirk took a magnanimous view of the profession. They believed that if the industry was successful, they would be successful, so they worked generously offering other optical folk support in setting up London factories or producing advertising books that opticians were free to use to promote their shops.

They were innovators. They developed the first flexible nose-pads, The Facifit, a game changer in retail optics. They even created a bullet proof glass that Sir Malcolm Campbell used in his goggles to set the world water speed record in the 1930s.

Three generations later, Jason Kirk, Sidney’s grandson and Karen Kirk, the Creative Director, use Kirk Brothers’ principles to guide their ship.

Jason and Karen Kirk started in optics in 1992 and built their company with retail stores and even a UK factory until they sold it twenty years later. 

The Vivarium Collection 2015 used under-stated colours to highlight elements of handmade jewellery on the frames. Produced by craftsmen in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, each frame was adorned with a small Sterling Silver or 9 carat gold animal, ranging from intricate flies to noble stallions.

In 2017, the iconic Kaleidoscope Collection was launched. 8mm laminated acrylic with combination of colour that played in the light to give different hues according to the thickness of each element of the frame.

In 2019 Kirk & Kirk went even further emphasising the weight benefits of acrylic. The Centena collection is hand-made from 10mm acrylic, an innovation that allows the presence of a chunky, confident piece but with all the comfort of a super light-weight frame.

In 2020, the mini-collection, Matte Centena was born, a sub-set in sand-blasted matte colours that is the ultimate expression of the bold, presence of Kirk & Kirk eyewear.

The 2021 Centiles collections combines some of the attributes of earlier Kirk & Kirk eyewear, using laminated materials but in 10mm thickness.

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

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