Fine design at Die Brillenmesse Köln

Eyewear with design pedigree, fine craftsmanship and fashion flair prevailed at Die Brillenmesse in Cologne. Coordinators of the event, Nathanael Wenger, Dirk Geissmann and Steffen Keil were pleased with the event. Wenger commented: “The quality of the exhibition was very good; however, the 2nd edition of Köln had fewer visitors than expected. We are still a new show, and we want to make some improvements. We know that visitors like the concept and atmosphere, and we’d like to make little adjustments when we return next year. Perhaps we will change the timing, as we have discovered that the autumn events in Zurich and Stuttgart are so good. We are happy with the organisation and location in Köln.” Top photo: Andreas Ursprung designer Ursprung Swiss, Dirk Geissmann, designer Adrian Marwitz, Nathanael Wenger

Steffen Keil, designers Didier Voirol Metal Art Concept, and Stefan Flegl Wood and Cotton
Steffen Keil, designers Didier Voirol Metal Art Concept, and Stefan Flegl Wood and Cotton

Dirk Geissmann added: “The show has a relaxed, cool atmosphere where people can chat, see friends and talk about business. It’s not only a selling show – more like a platform to see the collections, interact and exchange ideas.”

Karin Stehr from Bellevue Boutique in Hamburg views the Orgreen Collection with Jörn Viegelahn
Optician and Boutique owner Karin Stehr from Bellevue Boutique in Hamburg views the Orgreen Collection with Jörn Viegelahn

Visitors were introduced to new brands, as well as established favourites. From Götti to Gabe, an emerging wood brand, Tarian to Thomsen Eyewear, the quality and diversity of the exhibitors impressed with their collections. Hall of Frames in Zurich is 2nd and 3rd October www.hallofframes.ch and the autumn edition of Stuttgart is 14th and 15th October. www.diebrillenmesse.de JG

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