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HAND CRAFTED IN ITALY
Alfa Round Glasses

THE BELLUNO COLLECTION

Belluno, Northern Italy.
A small province of extreme Alpine beauty 100 miles north of Venice, where the mountain peaks are high and the temperatures low. It’s here, amidst the snow-capped Dolomites, that every single pair of KITEs is crafted by hand.
Our latest collection takes its cues from our Italian home-from-home. Eight highly wearable optical frames are each inspired by the region’s glacial beauty, and defined by a peerless attention to detail and craft, for which the area of Belluno is renowned.
Earth-tone acetate sits within a brushed metal frame; a celebration of artisan craft.
Earth-tone acetate sits within a brushed metal frame; a celebration of artisan craft.
Sophia Cat Eye Glasses
An elegant cat eye that pays homage to La Dolce Vita, with heavily flared temple tips.
An elegant cat eye that pays homage to La Dolce Vita, with heavily flared temple tips.
1285 AD
The year in which the first ever pair of glasses were reportedly constructed – by a Venetian glass-maker. The nearby region of Belluno has been the spiritual home of artisanal eyewear design in Italy ever since, and it’s here that all KITE frames are lovingly handmade.
Two-tone laser cut corners recall Belluno’s snow-capped mountain peaks.
Two-tone laser cut corners recall Belluno’s snow-capped mountain peaks.
A marbled ginger acetate frame, inspired by the vast rock faces of the region.
20 HANDS
A total of ten pairs of skilled hands and eyes oversee the final stages of production that bring every pair of KITEs into existence. They belong to local Italian artisans, who between them have decades of experience creating premium eyewear in family-run factories.
Translucent acetate exposes the intelligent wire core temples within.
Translucent acetate exposes the intelligent wire core temples within.
Avena Cat Eye Glasses
An elegant cat eye that pays homage to La Dolce Vita, with heavily flared temple tips.
An elegant cat eye that pays homage to La Dolce Vita, with heavily flared temple tips.
10 MILLIMETRES
We believe that style and comfort need not be mutually exclusive. All KITE acetate frames are handmade with larger-than-standard 10mm nose pads. You might not notice the difference at first glance, but you’ll certainly feel it.
London design meets Italian craftsmanship, with a unique hand-inserted steel top-bar.
London design meets Italian craftsmanship, with a unique hand-inserted steel top-bar.
Abbey Round Glasses
Spring is coming. Get ready for the changing seasons with a bold, colour-rich acetate frame.
Spring is coming. Get ready for the changing seasons with a bold, colour-rich acetate frame.
Photography by Mitch Payne