The frames are made in un-laminated natural horn. Natural horn is one of the most exclusive materials available for eyeglasses. Horn is not only a highly resistant material; it is also a beautiful and vibrant natural product with characteristic color nuances that differentiate genuine horn from any other man made materials. These features make each and every single piece of product as unique as you are. Horn ages with style, acquiring a signature patina that adds depth and character. For the model 34, the attention is focused at elegance, simplicity, low weight and comfort for the wearer. The unique design of the model 34 enabled to keep robust design at minimum weight. At Smith & Norbu, we predominantly select the horn of the yak from the Tibetan plateau. Yaks are domesticated animals in Asia and are widely used in agriculture. They do not fall into the category of protected or endangered species. Horn processing respects the environment and therefore complies with the most stringent ECO standards. It is also an anti-allergic product. This unique style is convenient and comfortable for everyday use. The Model 34 frames are available in 5 different colors.
Smith & Norbu designs and creates unique and innovative luxury optical frames for men who do not fear being themselves. Hedonists and elegant, they rely on themselves, on their own taste and creativity, they are looking for the true comfort of the most exclusive noble materials, choosing beauty over the ostentation of designer names, or brands. The association of high quality natural raw materials from different origins and the fusion of tradition and innovation to create stylish re-interpretations of classic products are at the heart of the brandâ€™s philosophy; style, quality, craftsmanship and eco-friendly commitment.