Wasatch Mountains, Utah. Photo by Lie Adi Darmawan
We are an eyewear manufacturer, and distributor, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. For the last 30 years, we’ve been manufacturing eyewear frames for numerous other brands. As time has gone by, fashion and people’s lifestyles have changed drastically, but not so much for eyewear. You might have noticed that most glasses are very similar, the colors and styles available now, don’t look so different from 30 years ago. We want to fulfill the gap in ‘out of the ordinary’ glasses, and satisfy those people seeking uniqueness. By combining our knowledge and skills in eyewear making, we’ve decided to create something new.
While introducing our very own first line, Project Nude® Eyewear, back in 2017, we had many more ideas on eyewear design. Instead of the collections seen in Project Nude® Eyewear, we thought about creating something that had not been seen before. Something unrestrained, yet not too over the top. Out of this desire, we began to turn this conception into real prototypes and began testing the demands of the market. It was a big success! Surprisingly, the shelves were cleared within a month of them being released, and people were still asking for more. We listened to the feedback and further improved our models. This collection was so unlike any out there, so we had to give it a proper name all its own. That’s how Forsati Eyewear was born.
We define craftsmanship, as how much passion and dedication an individual puts into their work. It’s something that can’t be mirrored by machines. Initially, after an acetate frame has been cut out from the raw sheet, it will usually harbor a lot of “trim” markings and other imperfections. Normally, an acetate frame would go straight into a grind polisher for hours until all the surfaces are round and smooth. This is not the case with our custom handcrafted frames. In order to keep the sharp angle of the particular shape and edges, the frame has to be carefully polished by hand over a hundred times after the rough cut until all sides are free of marks. This process takes about three more times compared to that of a grind polisher. It truly tests the skills and patience of our craftsmen and women who are qualified with over twenty years of polishing experience, which is a testament to the quality they exhibit. This for us, is the Art of Work.
Beta-Titanium is known for high strength, elasticity, and its lightweight. However, it has also been known to be very tricky when performing precise adjustments. Precise adjustment is key for comfort and stability and therefore, the temples need to be perfectly aligned with the wearer’s facial structure. By understanding the mechanisms, we turned the original flat beta-titanium sheet into a uniquely custom spring-like design. This new design shortens the hinge while simultaneously maintaining all the amazing properties of the beta-titanium, affording the end piece much more flexibility for a wider range of adjustment. We named this original design the ‘alien hinge’ because of its peculiar look.
Earth is our home. Here at Forsati Eyewear, we feel that while this beautiful planet provides us with the resources to live, it is also our duty and responsibility to protect it and give back to our environment. We emphasize the strict use of environmentally safe production guidelines and recyclable materials on all of the frames we produce. The preservation of the natural world benefits all of us and is something we always keep in mind at Forsati Eyewear.
“Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
Forsati Eyewear uses PVD to adhere all its metal components. PVD, (Physical Vapor Deposition), is a coating technology and process in which a solid material is vaporized down to the molecular level and deposited on a pure material or an alloy, thus combining the substances. It is the preferred method of coating used by Aerospace, Surgical, and Medical Implant Industries, due to its ability in producing an extremely durable, high-quality corrosion resistant material with a clean and eco-friendly finish. PVD is also ideal for high humidity environments and works great against perspiration. Unlike traditional electroplating, the production of PVD is an entirely green process that leaves behind no hazardous chemical waste products to damage the environment and life here on Earth!