Architectural artistry

From the Rome Coliseum; to the Cologne Cathedral; Gaudi in Barcelona; The Sydney Opera House; The Shard in London; and Hamburg’s illustrious and elegant recently opened Elbphilharmonie  – architecture has substantially influenced designers in a variety of professions. This is especially evident in eyewear, where lithe, linear, round, geometric and angular shapes are intricately connected to distinctive frames. Discover here a variety of shapes in fine quality materials that reflect architectural features in eyewear design. Lightweight, sleek and slim: Darcy (above) aviator shaping by Götti Switzerland in shiny gold Titanium. www.gotti.ch

Lica by Fleye Copenhagen

Cool and contemporary: Lica in handcrafted beta-titanium by Fleye Copenhagen in sophisticated matt gold and midnight. www.fleye.dk

Trianon by Lafont Paris

Angular dimensions define Trianon in acetate and metal in chic colourations by Lafont Paris. www.lafont.com

Big Time by l.a. Eyeworks

Minimalist styling highlights Big Time in surgical stainless steel in exotic Tonka Blue with Fuchsia by l.a. Eyeworks. www.laeyeworks.com

Malva from The Flowers Collection by Res/Rei

Colours and contours unite in Malva, crafted in Italy in Mazzucchelli acetate from the Res/Rei Flowers Collection. www.resrei.com

FABO 8409 by Jono Hennessy

Architectural styles often combine modern updates with traditional concepts – a theme featured at Jono Hennessy in FABO 8409 in Highland Moss. www.jonohennessy.com JG