Anne et ValentinHENRI, a square trapezoid, is endowed with a certain subtlety of spirit that relaxes an earnest edge. Responsible, centered, creative, zen: HENRI practises archery between two flights and three editorial meetings, while cultivating a dusted-off retro look on the world.
HENRI is part of the PUBLISHERS Collection. A perfectly masculine concept, PUBLISHERS are also a tribute to the world’s intrepid reporters. Our inspiration? The reliefs of Albion Press typeface used to print newspapers in the great days of journalism.
The result: different thicknesses, contrasts of materials and finishes. The link of the bridge, metal, connects the two parts of the face. Forms are enhanced, underlined. An interplay of shiny and mat finishes adds to the story.
The half-metal, half-acetate arms give the frames a tapered line. The assortment of shades, subtle and understated, add to the sophistication of these models. Their retro inspiration is redefined by their modernity. Raw and polished, sober and luminous, these glasses have been crafted for men of taste, who work, who think, who advance, who engage with rigor and precision. And if the technique serves the purpose, it does not replace it. Because class isn’t something you can invent. It’s a quality to be cultivated.
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.