Austrian handcraft is taking over the design market Hand work made in Styria is increasingly demanded on the international market for glasses. In 2006 Andy Wolf started with its first collection of timeless modern glasses, which not only fulfils highest aesthetical criteria but also provides ultimate functionality. Within the last year sales more than doubled while Andy Wolf is not targeting mass production but handmade luxury articles.
“In contrast to numerous companies, who produce their glasses in low-wage countries in the Asia-Pacific-region, our products are entirely made in Austria”, comments Katharina Plattner, designer and managing partner of Andy Wolf. Beside stars like Hugh Grant and Eric Clapton, this philosophy convinces customers all over the globe. In that sense the Styrian designer and manufacturer of glasses emerged to an exclusive high-end brand. The label is present on all main international trade fairs ranging from Milan, Paris to Las Vegas.
“At the moment Andy Wolf achieves its biggest turnovers in France and Italy. The products target a particular group of people for whom their eyeglasses are precious accessories. Therefore Andy Wolf products are only available at selective distributors”, states Plattner. Due to the rising success of the male collection Andy Wolf will soon expand its collection. Handmade in Austria Within the production process every item has to pass a series of manufacturing steps and quality cheques, which turns every Andy Wolf product into a unique piece of handcraft: “Finishing a pair of glasses takes several weeks as every single piece is handmade.”
The spectacle frames not only stand for style and elegance but also make you completely forget that you are wearing glasses“. The spectacle frames are made of acetat plates and prevent tension with the glass, they are hard-wearing and long-lasting.