Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Strand

Great design is like great wine.  Sometimes the stars align resulting in certain "stand-out" years. 1959 was one of those years.  Motown recording label opened, Martell launched the Barbie Doll, the Morris Mini came onto the market and Auckland's Harbour Bridge was opened.  So it’s no surprise that in 1959, one of the greatest sunglass designs was created by Oliver Goldsmith...... "The Strand".  Great granddaughter of this maestro of eyewear design, Claire Goldsmith has re-released the Strand and we are lucky enough to have obtained a selection of limited edition colours made especially for the Oliver Goldsmith store in All Saints Rd, Notting Hill.