The Bauhaus German art school first opened in 1919, combining crafts and the fine arts, it was famous for the innovative and experimental approach to design that it taught. This design philosophy was also shared by our founders Graham Cutler and Tony Gross, in their own words:
“If you buy a handcrafted pair of glasses or sunglasses, you want to see the tiny inaccuracies, the straight, raw edges of the plastic, the pins - they give character, make them unique to the wearer. The Cutler and Gross customer has always been an individual. Eccentric maybe, but a rare breed, certainly.”
- Graham Cutler
"It's nice if glasses can be sexy and mysterious. People who need glasses don't have to feel separated from glamour”
…As this year celebrates Bauhaus’ 100th anniversary, and Cutler and Gross celebrates its 50th – we were inspired to create our theme for the next month both in store and online.
Back in 2010, the milled landscape of our 1082 frame was inspired by the covers of the pamphlets that Piet Mondrian produced for the Bauhaus. To make the frames, the black layer is laminated onto the cream and white layer, then two small squares are removed and the primary shades of red and yellow are inserted into the acetate. Using our CNC machine, the black layer is then milled away in such a way to reveal the pattern beneath.
As we draw to the end of our anniversary year, be sure to head to one of our stores in London, Bath, New York, LA or Toronto to see our new, bright and colourful window displays that tie in with our latest collection and shop the 1082 that has been re-introduced on our website exclusively.