Technological precision and handcrafted uniqueness
From an idea to its creation: how Luxol eyewear products are born
Design meets unparalleled comfort
Everything starts with a project and how to make it real without giving up on an optimal fit and the well-being of the people who will wear our frames. For this reason, we carry out an in-depth feasibility study that helps carefully assess the materials to be used all the way up to the machinery required for the production to highlight possible critical issues, removing them before entering production.
Precision during the entire production process and manual workmanship make each Luxol eyewear model unique.
We owe it to our artisans' skill because they can perfectly adjust the timing and methods of each production stage, where maximum attention and great manual precision are required. Each of these operations defines essential factors for our frames, from determining the alignment of the axis of the glasses to the thickness and specific textures we obtain for each material.
Continuous quality control guarantees impeccable results
Quality control and the attention we pay to check every manufacturing stage are decisive factors in guaranteeing an excellent result. Each check on the single process corresponds to a double check on the technical data sheet and sample to remove any possible defect that may have arisen during the previous stages. Our precision to create every detail defines our most excellent added value in the Italian eyewear market.
Some of our processes
Welding is a highly accurate operation to carry out. We use unique equipment to perform it. We have one for each model/caliber, which allows us always to guarantee the correct frame setting. We perform the welding at a temperature of about 530-540°C, and to prevent the welded part is darkened or burned on the welding point, a liquid antioxidant is used, thus avoiding issues that may arise later, after galvanic coloring. Our master artisans' skills make all the difference since they know how to calibrate the timing of the operation and pay maximum attention and precision to their hand movement for the most correct execution.
Quality control on raw frames before galvanic coloring
Each bare frame is carefully checked in every part before undergoing galvanic coloring. This is because it is fundamental to report and remove even the smallest imperfection immediately.
Carried out manually, it is a process that, through the use of metal wheels, restores a “wood effect” finish that is more or less engraved for a particular and characterizing aesthetic result. To have differently proportioned and calibrated effects, it is necessary to use a larger wheel for the front and temples and a smaller wheel for the nose pads and any other details to embellish. All the details of our eyewear are defined timely and accurately to give our clients unique pieces to wear of unparalleled elegance.
This is a handmade process to obtain a “scratched effect” that requires using a different wheel depending on the material of the frame. Knowing what to use to achieve different and always optimal effects is part of our experience and our “know-how”.
Tumblers are hexagonal barrels containing a mix of beech and birch wood or smooth chopped coconut wood mixed with abrasive pastes that rotate clockwise and counterclockwise to remove burrs, round the edges, and polish the surfaces. This is a mechanical process that lasts from 20 to 70 hours, depending on the material, but where the secret is always to calibrate the perfect amalgam between wood and paste manually. In fact, the abrasive paste is “massaged” onto the wood to make it even throughout the entire contents of the tumbler and polish the fronts. Three different stages with different pastes are needed to obtain an excellent final result.
Transfer in the tumblers is not enough to obtain a perfectly polished surface. For this reason, we apply an additional manual stage, a real “beauty treatment”. This delicate operation is repeated piece by piece, using cotton wheels impregnated with polishing pastes. Performed on wheels that turn at a speed ranging from 2400 to 2800 rpm for metal and from 700 to 1200 rpm for acetate, it depends entirely on the touch, timing, and experience of our master artisans: even just a second more can irreparably damage the product.
Adjustment and Washing
The adjustment serves as a final check of the correct setting of the frame and of all the elements applied to it, according to the datasheet. Finally, we perform the last thorough washing of the product by hand using three different types of de-mineralized water in a closed-circuit system, thus avoiding any waste, in full respect of the environment and our land.
Light, flexible and durable frames
Processing metal for over 50 years allowed us to obtain excellent results in sturdiness, flexibility, and lightness, all factors that define Luxol’s quality. In addition, we assist our clients over time, guaranteeing excellent Customer Service, worthy of our name and background.