Published on January 31, 2015
The new Symboliques collection produced by Ann et Valentin embodies classical notions of elegance presented in contemporary forms. The models from this collection feature hinges inspired by the shape of the musical treble clef (a symbol denoting the pitch of written musical notation) and the quadrant designed by Augustin Stark (a device which measures the distance between celestial bodies). [caption id="attachment_2198" align="aligncenter" width="479"] Image of quadrant attributed to Augustin Stark sourced from the Treasures of the NOAA Library Collection[/caption] Delicate and distinctive, these hand crafted frames are imbued with subtle eccentricity. They are the ideal choice for modern dandies, romantics and keen observers. The model Bressel, depicted above, is inspired by old-fashioned lorgnettes. Anne et Valentin suggests that it is well suited to "the forensic scientist, and even the crazy chemist, living on a knife's edge". The Ann et Valentin collection is available at our Flag Ship and Eglinton Avenue locations.