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Each new pair of frames is created with the sole aim of using technical features to enhance the design.
The glasses in our collection all begin life as a drawing by Bruno, who uses multiple sources of inspiration to come up with innovative ideas expressed in meticulous sketches.
The secret behind every pair of Bruno Chaussignand glasses is their surprising design with subtle, precise — and fundamental — technical details that set off the frames when worn.
After the initial drawing is complete, hours of research and development time are spent with our manufacturers to decide on the right technical features and ideas for a design to be made.
We share our technical passion with our long-term partners in France and Italy (raw materials) and our more recent associates in Germany. Bruno Chaussignand supports his teams throughout the manufacturing process to make sure the glasses produced align with the original idea. It takes three months and 50 stages to make a pair of Bruno Chaussignand glasses. Each stage is managed by a specialist who works meticulously and carefully to produce our collections.
_ CHOOSING MATERIALS
Colours are key as they set off the design and are unique to each style. We like them to be different, bright and harmonious so they have real flair.
Our frames are cut out of acetate sheets made from natural and non-allergenic cotton bolls and acetone.
_ CUTTING OUT THE SHAPE
The frame rims and temples are cut out using a 5-axis tool, with the machine bringing the glasses to life under the operator's watchful eye.
_ INSERTION OF THE BRANCHES
To soften it and be able to embed the metal frame of the frame, the acetate is heated to 310 ° C in a press. This step solidifies the structure of the branches and fixes their hinges.
_ INSERTION OF THE PUNCH
Discreet signature: a gold hallmark representing the brand's historic emblem is inserted at the end of the branch tip, then covered with a resin.
_ FIXING THE FACE TENON
The face is pierced on the sides to be able to place the metal yoke (stud) which will allow it to be associated with the branches.
_ CURVING THE FRAMES
The frame rims and temples are gently curved. This stage is key to making the glasses comfortable to wear.
They are heated again, then put into a mould to give them the perfect curve.
Next, they go into an ultrasonic cold-water bath to stabilise the shape.
The acetate frames are polished for three days in a barrel of wood shavings and wax to bring out the acetate's smoothness and shine.
Etape essentielle pour le confort porté : la face et les branches sont légèrement courbées .
Chauffées une seconde fois, les pièces sont ensuite positionnées sur un moule qui leur donnera la cambrure idéale.
Elles passeront ensuite dans un bain d’ eau froide à ultra sons pour stabiliser leur forme.
This final stage gives the frames their identity: their name, size and origin are printed inside the temples.