A small, family-run business situated in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps, ROLF Spectacles produces hand-made, lightweight wood, stone and wood combinations and horn eyeglass frames. One of ROLF Spectacles company goals is to set new trends in design and to realize new ideas. ROLF’s research and development team has created an innovative hinge for its eyewear made of wood and a specialized ROLF lens-glazing system.
The ROLF wooden eyewear is produced completely without any metal parts or screws, and it is very easy-care thanks to its special surface treatment. Each ROLF frame is produced by hand requiring many work steps at the plant in the Tirol / Austria.
With the presentation of the first prototypes at the Opti 2009, we were able to see the reactions to our product for the very first time. People were thrilled, but the desired quality was lacking because of imprecise processes. Without any support from the banks, the project seemed headed for failure despite the positive feedback. Fortunately, support came from their families where the founders were able to continue investing in new machinery and optimized production processes.
Finally in August 2009, ROLF could submit the first perfect set of glasses for the Silmo d`Or. Being nominated for the first time was an incredible feeling for ROLF, but later winning was beyond comprehension!
Only with our underlying passion and strength can we attain our goals and produce something that is truly special.
And not only the glasses are exceptional - from the sample cases to the complete exhibition stand, ROLF Spectacles designs and produces the corporate identity of the company itself.