Machined from solid

There are many methods to forming metal into a final shape.  We have chosen the method of milling from solid 6061 aluminum using a cnc machine in our shop in Brooklyn.   All other metal eyeglass frames on the market are cast or bent.

Machining from solid is much stronger than casting, also allowing for a wider range of shapes.  Machining  is a time consuming and expensive process but we strongly believe it creates a superior product.  On the majority of the surface of our Kingsland frames you will see a tight pattern of lines. Each line is the mark of a small tool following the surface of the frame and the finished surface is a combination of those tightly spaced cut paths — over 500,000 on each pair of glasses frames.  We believe that truth in process and materials is beautiful, so  we have chosen not to remove the cut marks. They are a unique and authentic mark of the milling process.

Another great aspect of aluminum is that it is highly recyclable.  73% of aluminum ever produced is still in use.  All the material we cut away is recycled and recycled aluminum requires 5% the energy of mined aluminum.