Silhouette – Iconic Eyewear made in Austria. Since 1964.

Exceptional aesthetic often arises from the combination of two seemingly opposing poles. Silhouette eyewear has always succeeded in mastering this art: Achieving unparalleled lightness through inner strength. To remain true to oneself and to constantly set new impulses. To create timeless design that also meets the spirit of the age.

In Austria, Silhouette have a long tradition of producing classic and innovative eyewear that goes right back to 1964. Their production philosophy – with its craftsmanship and emphasis on manual work – is akin to that of a cottage industry. The result is unique eyewear that will delight and surprise you in terms of its innovation. Excellent design and high-tech materials create a clarity of design that expresses the individuality of the people who wear them.

Silhouette Rimless frames
Silhouette Rimless frames

Key features

Superior Quality & Comfort.

Rimless eyewear are completely customisable. They can be glazed to any preferred shape and are available in different bridge widths (including designs for Asian facial anatomy) and temple lengths to allow your eyewear to be entirely customised to your personal individual need and style.

Made in Austria from a high-tech titanium alloy used in the aerospace industry, Silhouette eyeglasses are incomparably light, highly flexible and virtually maintenance free. Silhouette is the first eyewear manufacturer to be endorsed by NASA for their space missions (Certified Space Technology™) and the frames have been worn by astronauts in space for 35 missions.

Non-metal parts are made from SPX™ – a durable, ultra light, flexible and hypoallergenic material patented by Silhouette.

Customers can choose over 2400 shapes combinations to customise and create their own rimless eyewear, that even before they select the colour of their Silhouette eyewear!

Ultra-lightweight Style Shades polarised SUN clip-ons transform your Silhouette frames into stylish sunglasses. More than 20 lens shapes are available.

Silhouette provide spare parts for all their collections, even the ones that have been discontinued.

Silhouette sunglasses are a cut above the rest. They feature top quality Optical Class-1 ultra-lightweight and shatter-proof polycarbonate lenses. All lenses receive 12 separate protective hydrophobic, anti-reflective & anti-scratch coatings. These filters also provide 100% UV protection and filter at least 85% of harmful blue light. Advanced polarised technology to cut unwanted glare is also available.

Silhouette Atelier Collection for men
Silhouette Atelier Collection for women
Silhouette sunglasses for men
Silhouette sunglasses for women

Silhouette history

Silhouette International Schmied AG is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium eyewear. Founded in 1964, the family-owned company, with over 1,500 employees worldwide, is the market leader in rimless eyewear, which has brought it acclaim and success around the world. Silhouette eyewear is available in over 100 countries and stands for quality, high-value materials and innovative, contemporary design. It has received over 70 awards. In 2018, the 100,000,000th pair of eyewear was produced with Silhouette’s signature eye for detail at the company headquarters in Linz, Austria.

In 1999, Silhouette introduced Titan Minimal Art, now the most famous rimless eyewear in the world, and revolutionised the global eyewear market. A pair of glasses weighing only 1.8 grams – with no frames, screws, or hinges. Light as a feather. A whole new level of comfort which to this day remains unrivaled by any other glasses.

Titan Minimal Art has won 11 design awards and become the most sold model in Silhouette’s history with more than 12 million people wearing it to date. Since then it has become the icon of the Silhouette company and the inspiration behind the brand’s fundamental design concept:

“Eliminating anything superfluous makes what is necessary even more unique”.

Silhouette fullrim frames for women
Silhouette fullrim frames for men

Silhouette is the only major eyewear manufacturer to have its production entirely manufactured in Europe, this being at the Silhouette “state of the art” production facility in Linz, Austria.

Using the best technology available, every single piece of eyewear undergoes 40 days of manufacture in over 270 processes, 80 hours of polishing, using natural materials (such as nutshell granules) and 100 quality checks to ensure that they are perfect. 80% of the production of a Silhouette frame is still performed by hand.

Everyday more than 6000 people choose a Silhouette frame and independent research shows over 90% of them would buy Silhouette again. Every 50 seconds a Titan Minimal Art is sold somewhere in the world.