Karen (LZ)

Characteristics

Manufacturer Bourgeois
Made in France
Period circa 1970s
Brand Lizon
Technical Transparent acetate, inverted temples

DISCOVERY

Location Haut-Jura (France)
Year 2016
Digging Type Kinda door-to-door

We always have to be just a little bit wary when we venture into the 1970s era and take on their acetate frames. In most cases, the shapes are either too big, too heavy, too retro, or simply too… much. And to be honest, we don’t usually go there.

This frame, however, achieves the perfect balance - with its transparency, stocky shape and coffee color-gradient. Did we mention we love coffee?

Archive: The legendary factory located at 199 rue de la République, Morez, which has changed hands many times (Jacquemin, Colin, Mandrillon-Bonnefoy, Arbez, Guy-Buffard, Lizon, Bourgeois...) and was finally demolished in 2000.

Bidules - Glasses - Archive MMLO (Manufacture mécanique de Lunetterie et d'Optique), most commonly known as Méli-Mélo)
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