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.

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

The company was founded in 1964 in Linz, Austria and is still a family owned business. It employs more than 1,100 people in its manufacturing facility in Linz. With sales subsidiaries and distributors total people involved approaches 3,000. Silhouette is sold in more than 100 countries around the world.

In 1999, Silhouette introduced Titan Minimal Art, a rimless titanium frame without hinges, screws and weighing only 1.8 grams. This revolutionary eyewear became the most sold model in Silhouette’s history with more than 8.5 million people wearing it to date. The iconic Titan Minimal Art is still the core of Silhouette’s eyewear collection and launched the ‘Seeing Without Boundaries’ revolution.

Silhouette is the world‘s leading producer of rimless frames, which they believe is the best solution in eyewear.

The major advantages of rimless eyewear are the following:

  • To see without any rim obstructing your vision.
  • To be seen without any thick frame hiding your eyes.
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 15 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.