For nearly 28 years, Lunor has been creating the highest quality handmade frames with an understated retro styling. World famous for their contemporary interpretations of classic designs, each frame has a restrained luxurious look that radiates timeless quality.
Lunor specializes in vintage models inspired by the 18th and 19th centuries. This influence is evident in the shape of their designs, including their famous round glasses worn by the late Steve Jobs.
Gernot Lindor, a German optician with a passion for art and antiquity, created Lunor in 1991. Now, almost 30 years later, Lunor is well-known around the world for their traditional production methods – all of which take place in Germany. The name of the brand comes from the French phrase “Lunette d’Or,” which means golden spectacles. This name is the result of Lunor’s first eyeglasses, which were, in fact, made out of gold. Still a family-owned company today, the Lunor workshop, located on the edge of Germany’s Black Forest, employs just 20 master craftsmen.
The creative brain behind the clean lines of every Lunor design is Michael Fux. In his role as Managing Director and Designer, Fux refuses to slavishly follow fashion. Instead he focuses on restrained simplicity, sophisticated technical details, and perfect finishing touches. This type of creative direction won over Hollywood trend-setters like Tom Cruise, Elton John, Oprah Winfrey and the late Steve Jobs. In fact, the Lunor Classic Round, worn by Steve Jobs, is one of the brand’s most notable and requested frames.
Lunor has earned a global reputation for their innovative approach to engineering, design and the overall art of making luxury eyewear. Handmade in Germany and crafted with surgical stainless steel, palladium and acetates, each Lunor frame requires up to 200 precise stages. From the first sketch to the final polish by hand, the full production process can take up to eight weeks. With unsurpassed attention to detail, Lunor frames are comfortable to wear and long-lasting.
“We’ll be honest: We don’t care much for logos. But we care a lot about fine details. Because it is in these details, well known to connoisseurs, that you can see what makes Lunor special.”
– Michael Fux, Managing Director and Designer
Pure titanium, fine-grade steel and precious metals are used to execute time-honored constructions and precise, elegant designs that have proven their worth and functionality. Each component of a Lunor frame has been engineered to perfection. The high-comfort saddle-bridge is the result of five years of research and development. Similar effort is evident in the titanium nose pads, electroplating, custom designed screws and high gloss appearance.