AO x HKM | Grandmother of Pearl
A Collaboration With Hannah Kristina Metz
Grandmother of Pearl
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When we met Hannah for the first time over coffee we chatted about the inspiration for her newest collection, A Room With A View. An avid reader, Hannah's pieces inhabit the world that the words around her create. Whimsical but crisp, funny but seriously considered, Hannah's line is an ode to the feminine silhouette with graphically modern embellishments. In creating the AO x HKM frame, we knew it had to be referential but wearable. We designed a cat eye suited for riding in a convertible with the top down in an Italian countryside. The frame comes in three colorways - our personal favorite, Grandmother of Pearl, is a custom exclusive acetate we designed just for this collection, with a blush pink base and an iridescent sheen.
We use the highest quality CR-39 sun lenses, which provide you with 100% UV protection.
Article One frames are handcrafted in two family-owned factories in Northern Italy. Watch our short film, A Labor of Love, to get an inside look at the intersection of family and craft. Following the Bavaresco’s and the Berton’s, the piece highlights our factories, reflecting on the significance of relationships, tradition, and (a notably Italian) work-life balance.