Berlin, along with Paris, London, and New York, has always been considered one of the metropolises that dictate world fashion. This city is young and is pulsating with creativity. Here every day something happens and an amazing variety of cultures and subcultures coexist harmoniously. Many famous brands have their origins in the German capital, as Berlin's environment, its atmosphere inspires creativity and innovation. In this many-sided city, not far from Alexander Square settled an optical company ic! berlin, where sunglasses and optical frames have been developed and manufactured for twenty years.
The company was founded by Ralph Anderl in 1996 with the idea to produce original handcrafted spectacles. In that year, Ralph joined an alliance with Philipp Haffmans and Harald Gottschling. No one of the partners had any optical background or business education, and as Anderl would later point out, the secret of the success was that they didn’t know anything about eyewear and didn’t know how to build a business. Тheir very first pair of screwless sunglasses was “Jack” designed from a single sheet of aluminum, weighing 20 grams and put together with a first of its kind screwless hinge. The model was offered for sale to the public in the "design-transfer gallery" during a launch party. This was followed by the first twenty-three orders.
The brand's craftsmen have developed a unique technology for cutting frames from a single piece of steel using a laser. Handicraft, durable material, and most importantly - the absence of hinges and screws, that is, the screwless hinge system is what makes the brand's glasses stand out. The mastermind Ralph Anderle, known as the creator of the "eternal" glasses, is at the origins of the conscious attitude towards fashion and consumption. ic! berlin offers minimalistic glasses made of the finest steel weighing no more than 28 grams and without a single screw on which you can sleep, sit, and, as Anderle himself assures you, even ride. Every part of the glasses is easily replaceable, and the buyer can fix any breakage, from the temple to the lens, on his own.
Today ic! berlin, a renowned German manufacturer of handcrafted eyewear, is fully dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind glasses that give their wearers the freedom to be who they want to be, to say what they think, and truly express their inner self. Each frame is less about showing how stylish you are, and more about showing how unique and special your story is. All ic! berlin sunglasses are crafted by hand in a modern manufactory located in Berlin. The company utilizes only premium-grade materials and the latest technologies in the production of its glasses. As a result, every pair of sunnies is a real piece of art: quality, reliable, extremely comfortable, and boasts an authentic design.
Since 2005 the company has been producing acetate models. Plastic frames have gained immense popularity for their creative designs and rich colors. And the work of the creators of this line was rewarded with the honorable SILMO prize. The design of some frames is admirable and unparalleled. The glasses for men, women, and kids are offered in five distinct collections: Classic, Silk, Urban, Titan, Custom and Creations. Each collection line stands for its very distinctive shapes and aesthetics and represents a part of the company’s design identity.
The whole range of ic! berlin sunglasses includes frames to suit any taste: sophisticated and elegant metal frames from The Classic Collection; bold and colorful titanium models from the Titan line; luxurious and genuine buffalo horn frames; chic marble-like acetate glasses; distinctive metal frames from the ic! Berlin x Mercedes-Benz collaboration, and many much more opulent sunglass styles. Each of these spectacles features its own unique design which is equally comfortable, functional, and reliable. Browse the selection of breathtaking silhouettes to find a frame that will perfectly tone your personality and show off your unique sense of style.