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A collection of 12 glasses with plenty of character  For the 12 glasses that make up the WIDE OPEN Collection, theo eyewear has organised a unique collaboration with the French designer matali crasset! It’s an ideal symbiosis between the Belgian eyewear specialist and the French designer, combining bold vision and a passion for colour and design.  WIDE OPEN is a collection of eight pairs of optical glasses and four pairs of sunglasses. Each model illustrates a personal trait for which it is named, expressing your character at a glance: audacieux (bold), impliqué (involved), impulsif (impulsive), spontané (spontaneous), rebelle (rebellious), délicat (delicate), confiant (confident), rêveur (dreamy), averti (knowledgeable), expressif (expressive), curieux (curious) or sensible (sensitive). In this way, theo + matali crasset invite you to assert your personality by playing with your image and making heads turn. It’s a reminder of just how much a pair of glasses can be a part of forging your personal identity.

Theo Audacieux 2 Theo Confiant 12 Theo Curiex 32 Theo Delicat 30 Theo Expressif 42 Theo Implique 13 theo Rebelle 39


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The Ropes by Theo


Being a bargee’s child, theo designer Serge Bracké found his inspiration in his youth, on his parents’ boat where there’s never a shortage of ropes. Serge took two pieces of rope and formed a pair of glasses. The 2 pieces hold 2 lenses together. And by means of chemical engraving and laser cutting we made it happen. The frames are made of stainless steel, in order to offer the perfect balance between strength and flexibility.

Theo Cable

Theo Cord

theo LIne

Theo Nawa

Theo Rope

Theo String

theo Tow

Theo By James

James surprises once again with one wire James Van Vossel is not a designer that your invariably see sitting at a computer working on all kinds of complicated programmes. He is a doer. He prefers to retreat into his atelier where he spends hours experimenting with shapes and materials. He departs from a basic idea and he tries to give this idea shape in his atelier, without making extensive drawings in advance and calculating whether it is possible. No, according to James that only stifles his creativity. The result is never obvious and always surprising. This can also be said of the second collection that he devised for theo.

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One wire Does one metal wire suffice to give shape to glasses? This was the challenge James gave himself. After numerous experiments he went to theo. The idea was appreciated, but the execution needed improving. That’s why theo took control of the design and made the glasses comfortable too by adding nose pads. James 3 and James 4 The round titanium wire runs along the top of the glasses and crosses over the bridge of the nose. James 3 has square lenses with rounded off corners and James 4 has round lenses. Both models are available in six colours.

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Broken and repaired

Our eye-witness collection has always been a bit of an outsider. From the beginning, about 20 years ago now, the eye-witness frames were not like the others. For one thing, the frames are asymmetrical, just like a face. Our latest eye-witness models have gone ‘grunge’, looking as if they’re made from recycled trash. But appearances can be deceiving! Assembling the titanium pieces is quite a technical feat. It’s precision craftsmanship!

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Like a Diva!

Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot and Judy Garland must be the most famous divas of all times. theo designer Patrick Hoet wanted to put the same ‘grandeur’ in an eyewear collection. He came up with four models, very much ‘in your face’. One frame seems to be caught in another one. The emphasis is always on the inside frame. Divas like to hide behind their sunglasses. You might say they use it as a mask, a shield. Our divas work in the same way. The wearer’s eyes are not visible from the sides. But make no mistake: with aMarilyn, Grace, Brigitte or Judy on your nose you may try to run, but you cannot hide!

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