Happy 20th Birthday Kirk Originals

Callum Watt

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My favorite eye-wear company, Kirk Originals, this year celebrate 20 years in the industry. From its early 1992 origins when Snap were singing ‘Rhythm is a Dancer’, Jason and Karen Kirk launched the brand from a basement flat in London. Inspired by the discovery of a collection of frames designed by Kirk Brothers (Sidney and Percy Kirk) in his father’s practice, Jason began selling these to the most fashionable London boutiques and, twenty years later, Kirk Originals have their own flagship store in London and sell in more than forty countries.

In celebration of this milestone Kirk Originals are set to launch two new styles to their already successful Beam and Sunbeam Collections. The new shapes are named Marius and Electra and will come in two new colourways – Sapphire and Ruby.

The Beam and Sunbeam collections are made entirely from acrylic and handmade in France from start to finish. An acrylic frame means the glasses can benefit from much brighter colourways and are much more hardwearing yet softer on the skin.  Here’s to the next 20 years, and welcoming in your 40′s Jason.