Notes | September 11, 2019

Nordic Light – Fleye Copenhagen


Fleye Copenhagen’s Nordic Light collection transforms the beautiful Scandinavian light into new eyewear shapes and colorways


words Editorial Staff

Art, natural scenery and light. These are the key words of the new eyewear collection by Fleye Copenhagen. The models are inspired by the work of Danish Skagen Painters, a group of Scandinavian artists from the late 19th century, who settled in the village of Skagen to portray the scenery and the translucent light that merged the sea and sky.

With a modern take on the iconic Skagen paintings, Fleye Copenhagen’s design team wanted to create their own inspirational artwork and began to experiment with various materials with different characteristics; solid, transparent, glossy and liquid, to see how the surfaces interacted with each other and with light. Here the design team could play with both matte and shiny surfaces, the soft natural light, color contrasts, and beautiful reflections – with an understated reference to the Skagen paintings.

These stunning abstract artworks, captured by still life photographer, Ida Emilie Risager, led to the new designs for the Nordic Light collection. Design concepts such as transparency, depth and structure have been applied to create the collection using a varied selection of materials, from light acetates, to warm carbon/wood and fine beta-titanium. Each frame becomes its own artistic expression when textures are combined, colors are chosen, and reflections are created. The new Nordic Light eyewear collection will be presented for the first time during Silmo in Paris in September 2019.