Swiss Success!

An enthusiastic, welcoming reception highlighted the recent Hall of Frames 2016 Zurich exhibition. International independent designers, captivating eyewear creations, and a new venue – Stage One Event and Convention Centre Zurich – resulted in a spacious and successful environment to view beautifully created eyewear.

Co-organiser Nathanael Wenger commented: “The Hall of Frames 2016 edition was a huge success for us as organisers. We changed the location and had more space for exhibitors, visitors and sponsors. Over sixty exhibitors participated, and approximately one hundred and sixty shops visited the show during both days. Sunday was very busy; Monday a little quieter.

Götti Switzerland - luxurious 3D frames
Götti Switzerland – luxurious 3D frames by Sven Götti

“We created a new platform called Hall of Frames-Think Tank. We invited eyewear experts to give a short speech. Themes were digital change, frame production, and the potential of 3D technology. The interest was high, and maybe one of the reasons why we had a record turnout of opticians. We are convinced that the seminars will become increasingly popular in the future.

Swiss newcomer: Ringsum by Christine Haussener
Swiss newcomer: Ringsum by Christine Haussener

“We had a nice presentation of Swiss brands at the show – three of them were absolute Newcomers. Baselli is a very elegant Swiss-made collection; Ringsum is a small acetate collection by Christine Haussener, a jewellery designer; and Einstoffen is a cool wood collection, whose origins are in fashion.

Blackfin: Fine Titanium crafted in Italy
Blackfin: Fine Titanium crafted in Italy

“The new location in the north of Zurich fits perfectly with the new concept of Hall of Frames, and there is even more space in which to grow.” Dates for the 2017 Hall of Frames Zurich will be announced shortly. More info at www.hallofframes.ch

Top photo left to right: Nathanael Wenger, co-organiser; Christine Haussener, designer Ringsum; Steffen Keil, co-organiser; Dirk Geissmann, co-oganiser; Sven Götti, designer Götti Switzerland; Eric Balzan, designer Hapter. Photo: Gilles Stüssi All Rights Reserved  JG