Anne et Valentin BARTHES: The pantos, the one and only, the perfectly designed, forever retro-at-heart, elegant to the extreme and entirely without fault. Its purity is precious; its balanced proportions grant easy assurance. Poetic, philosophic, modern and so simple you’ll kick yourself… to heaven.
Anne et Valentin BARTHES is part of the SYMBOLIQUES collection, all-titanium right through the temple tips, knows how to use the codes of bygone elegance in order to subvert them. Their highlighted hinges and articulations, inspired by retro-vintage, propel the frames of this concept towards the future, with the sense of design dear to Anne&Valentin.
With their deeply aesthetic mechanics, SYMBOLIQUES models are almost sentimental and, in any case, very endearing. The chiseled models are inspired by the refinement of watchmaking. We think of Delaunay, the kinetic art of Marcel Duchamp, precision mechanics, or the cosmic articulations of planetary movements. While the curved end pieces lend dynamic, circular motion, the bridge gives fluidity to the whole. The three dimensions of the object accentuate movement and create contrasts punctuated by colors and materials.
These are archetypal frames, designed for thinkers, explorers of ideas, researchers and theoreticians of a deeper daily being. But they also enchant musicians, artists, anti-hipsters, asphalt rebels who find here a happy counterpoint to too-conventional tendencies.
Our made in Japan titanium takes on its full importance in this concept, whose way of transcending ages and eras is quite unprecedented. SYMBOLIQUES rises to the challenge, seizing a tradition and modernizing it.
Anne et Valentin believes a frame should not only flatter and complement, but express who you really are. And while their creations are original, colorful and lively, they are, above all, objects that combine ergonomics, technical requirements, and respect for those who wear them.