Kirk & Kirk are delighted to announce that Luxe-Lab will be distributing their Vivarium and Solarium collections in the US and Canada.
The British company, launched at Silmo 2014, have already made an impact in the optical market winning the Newcomer Award at Hall Of Frames, voted by Swiss and German opticians, and also a Silver Award at The London Design Awards, a multi-discipline design programm.
The collection has been well-received across Europe and some of the leading American and Canadian opticians have already made a commitment to carry the collection including Selima Optique, LA Eyeworks, Luxury Eyesight and MS Dion.
Kirk & Kirk will show their collection for the first time in the US at Vision Expo.
Jason kirk and Richard Wilhelm have been friends for many years. Richard’s reputation has been carved over two decades in various roles including National Sales Manager for Alain Mikli, launching Salt Optics and most recently, launching the highly acclaimed Luxe-Lab which has become the gold standard for specialist, high end glazing across the US and Canada.
Luxe-Lab will hold a limited amount of stock in California and, once the optician becomes an accredited Kirk & Kirk stockist, they will be able to order frames from US stock, drastically reducing delivery times and saving on transport costs, as well as offering competitively priced, high quality lenses.
“Kirk & Kirk is very excited to be working with Richard Wilhelm and Luxe-Lab. Richard has built an excellent reputation over his years in the industry for professionalism and high quality work,” said Jason Kirk. “Producing specialist frames, it makes absolute sense for us to partner with a specialist lab and there is none better.”
The debut kirk & Kirk collection is hand-made in France from start to finish and is adorned with animal pins in sterling silver and nine carat gold that are crafted by British artisans. The frames are made from acrylic which gives them a unique metallic finish and makes them incredibly lightweight and comfortable to wear.
“I have always enjoyed Jason and Karen’s approach to design,” said Richard. “The collection is different to anything on the market yet totally wearable. There is a humor to the collection that compliments the serious. Kirk & Kirk is an important collection for any optician that seeks to differentiate themselves from their competitors.”
More information available at kirkandkirk.com