This is the first time I have come across Thomsen eyewear and this is another great thing attending a small, intimate show like Copenhagen Specs because I get to actually see some brands which I may miss at the big show. Some independent brands simply do not wish to exhibit at the bigger show because they may be lost amongst all the thousands of exhibitors. I want to cover Thomsen because it is a brand from Denmark and I really liked the simplicity of the design. It had a real Danish vibe about them.
Using metal, classic shapes and some simple engineer method to achieve frames that are well assembled together. Even though Thomsen puts a lot of the focus on metal frames, they do not shy away from colour, they actually offer some really vibrant and fun colour, I was impressed because, for metal frames, the options tend to be more restrictive. Their ethos is “without colour, the frames are just nice to wear”.
Two of their collection got my attention. One is almost like flat pack glasses, the entire glasses are cut out of one sheet of metal (not something new, I know) but I was amazed by how quickly he can assemble them together, it was almost like, I blink and they were done. I also loved the colour option they offer, they are for sure not afraid to use colour. Then I was fascinated by this coil like acetate sitting on the display stand. It turns out, it is a coil of acetate, which allows the wearer to change the look of the metal frames by wrapping the acetate to the metal.
The process may seem a little fiddly and I am not convinced I have the delicate hand required to get the acetate on but if you do then the result is pretty good and certainly add a little something extra to your metal glasses. As well as metal frames, they do offer a range of acetate too, and all follow the same ethos of being colourful. You can take a look at the full range here and get in touch with them if you want to see if any opticians stock them in the UK.