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Notes | December 4, 2017

The new tortoise style by Ørgreen

Ørgreen modernizes the classic style of eyewear tortoise by applying the pattern to Japanese titanium

words Editorial Staff

Once upon a time a tortoise frame was made of horn or tortoise shell – from where it derives its name -, then towards the end of the 1950s, plastics swept in and revolutionized the traditions of eyewear design and also of the tortoise frame. Now Ørgreen wants to write a new chapter of this story.

In a new collection, the characteristic color pattern meets the modern material of titanium steel, Ørgreen’s distinctively light-weight trademark. The color is applied to the Japanese titanium frame by hand, meaning that every pair of Ørgreen’s tortoise frames will be unique and appear different from another. Offered in six of Ørgreen’s most recent styles (Columbus, Vitus, Lemon, Vasco, Snow, and Rain), this selection for both men
and women adds a classic twist to Ørgreen’s highly contemporary minimalist aesthetic.