About Silhouette

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Silhouette began with a vision – eyewear as an accessory – in 1964, and is now the leading brand in lite eyewear worldwide. Under this brand, the lightest eyewear in the world is mostly handcrafted in an individual design, employing the best materials and the latest technologies.
With the rimless, screwless, hingeless, and virtually weightless Titan Minimal Art, this Austrian family business has revolutionized the eyewear market. Silhouette eyewear has been on more than 30 NASA missions in outer space, tours around the world with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and is the eyewear of choice for big names in entertainment, business, and politics.

Silhouettes of the Time

Glasses form part of any key invention that formed the basis for the subsequent superiority of Europe as early as the Middle Ages. Furthermore, they also enabled the production of higher precision tools, the development of more complex machines and technical progress. However, it was a long way from the first visual aid to the design object of today, made to the highest standards of technology and design.

In 1964, we introduced the first Silhouette glasses to the world. Let the show begin and watch the next fifty years!!

Discover Silhouette’s spectacular journey through the latter half of the last century.

Passion for Excellence

Around 450 well-wishers from all over the world joined Silhouette to celebrate its 50th anniversary as part of a large "family celebration".

The highlight of the celebrations was the "Passion for Excellence" symphony, which Austrian composer Hermann Miesbauer composed especially for the company, and which was presented by 50 students from the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz.

Employees and partners from over 40 countries have been testament to the fact that Silhouette has always meant family. They were thanked for their loyalty, while the proprietor family Schmied were congratulated in turn.

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Passion for Excellence
Composer Hermann Miesbauer
with the Anton Bruckner Private University orchestra
Passion for Excellence (Lounge Mix)
Composer Hermann Miesbauer
with the Anton Bruckner Private University orchestra
Protecting and finishing premium surfaces


Surfaces define how we perceive, value and use the objects around us. Special surfaces with an incomparable sense of 'depth' are testament to Silhouette's keen eye for the look and feel of frames and its understanding of the wearer's experience.

Silhouette has been refining techniques such as electroplating, anodisation coating and dip dyeing for decades. It sets precedents by borrowing high-tech coating techniques, such as sputtering, from other fields and bringing them to the frames sector.

The result is much more than a simple finishing process for frames; with its perfect coatings, Silhouette optimises the surface protection and creates frames with a cohesive and exciting design – an accessory that has both substance and style.

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Bringing together design, material, and individual needs into a harmonious whole is the highest demand made of our brand. Each Silhouette underlines the lifestyle of the person wearing the frame: FEEL LITE. SHOW STYLE .

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Whether the high-tech polymer composition, SPX, or pure titanium, any Silhouette eyewear is lightweight and flexible, perfect for all day, every day. Light as a feather. Highly elastic. Allergy free. Dimensionally stable. The common characteristics of a Silhouette

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Quality and Innovation

Silhouette is characterized by the application of titanium and SPX, designed by Silhouette engineers, making Silhouette the undisputed leader in the processing of glasses made of high-tech materials.

Silhouette Journal

Immerse yourself in the unbounded world of Silhouette! The Silhouette Journal leads you to fascinating locations with unusual personalities and special design.

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