Rihanna, Bella and Gigi Hadid, Lady Gaga, Hugh Grant, Oprah Winfrey, Jared Leto, Cate Blanchett, – these are just a few names from the list of Andy Wolf celebrity fans. This year, the renowned Austrian eyewear brand, whose glasses are sold in more than 70 countries worldwide, celebrates its 15th anniversary. On this occasion, the company has planned many surprises for its dedicated aficionados. In the next while, it will present its new Spring/Summer 2021 eyewear collection, which is said to be “personal, approachable and forward-thinking.”
The Andy Wolf brand was founded in 2006 by Katharina Schlager, who was a designer of eyewear, and two close friends: Andreas Pirkheim (Andy) and Wolfgang Scheucher (Wolf). For over a decade, the company has specialized in manufacturing reading glasses. From design to prototyping, production and distribution, every pair of spectacles was crafted exclusively in Austria. The founders of the brand have always believed and stood for local, traditional eyewear craftsmanship. From the humble beginning, the idea was to combine a modern, innovative design with unique and exquisite Austrian craftsmanship.
In 2016, to mark its 10th anniversary, Andy Wolf bought a new factory in the French Jura and started the production of metal eyeglasses and sunglasses. The turning point for the company began with Rihanna, when she wore the label’s shades at the Cannes Film Festival. The brand has since gained international fame, and today it is a globally famous manufacturer of classical and headstrong spectacles that are not just fashionable, but also durable and sustainable.
To show the ultimate dedication and commitment to unmatched quality of their glasses, the company launches a new video that portrays the people behind Andy Wolf. You can see the prototype builder Gottfried, who finds the perfect frame shape, or Saida, who paints the rims of the frames with a steady hand, among other numerous employees filmed at work in the production of unique eyewear for every personality. We, at EuroOptica, are incredibly proud to be an authorized distributor of handmade Andy Wolf eyewear in Manhattan, New York. We wish the company to strive forward and keep growing while maintaining its authentic style and exclusive character.