EYEWEAR RETAIL REPORT
ROLF SPECTACLES, VIENNA
Text Charlotte Krauss
The hands-on philosophy of the family company ROLF Spectacles from Austria is characterized by perseverance and a love of experimentation. Inspired by the attention to detail that can also be found in classic cars, the brand has already received a handful design awards.
“We want to make timeless glasses that make our customers feel good, ” says the company founder Christian Wolf. His absolute favorite is OLYMPIA, made from smoked oak. At the moment, however, he is wearing INTER, a pair of stone glasses. Yes, stone! That’s the latest trend from ROLF.
You might think that their models are limited in terms of color. But models from their silver glasses or smoked eucalyptus prove us the opposite. Another delicacy of the label is its pureHORN line – real collectibles handmade in Tyrol.
You can convince yourself in the newly opened ROLF shop wien. With its neat, old wooden facade, not far from St. Stephen’s Cathedral, it offers the perfect setting for the label’s handcrafted eyeglass frames – be sure to drop by and take a break from the hustle and bustle of sightseeing on the next trip to Vienna.
1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel +43 1 5122 984
This article originally appeared in the DESIGN & MATERIAL issue // published in September 2015.