TVR® is collaborating with eponymous brand Yamada Mitsukazu® for the first time to
release a limited edition Yamada Mitsukazu® x TVR® Series 1. The unique collection is
based on an ‘East meets West’ concept where traditional Japanese handcrafted artistry
meets vintage French design.
Series 1 is a special collection that is patented from a TVR® archive and perfected by
Yamada-san who has over 60 years of experience under his belt. This is further elevated
with the skills of a master craftsman who specializes in polishing, and has over four
decades of hand-made frame polishing experience.
The shape of this limited edition piece is a classical archival French vintage design from the
year 1930 to 1960. It was a shape that informed the Crown Panto in the past but reimagined
to its own unique character. Its thickness at 8mm references French vintage fronts with
6mm temples that ensure ultimate comfort and fitting despite it being a bold eyepiece.
Notice the diamond cutting technique, a 90-degree edge without curved angles, which
forms the very structure of the eyepiece.
The frame fronts are also put through a special polishing process by a specialized craftsman
who adds the finishing touch to each piece.
The front of the frame is flat without rivet detailing to ensure a clean and minimalistic look.
The thick frame is balanced with wide library temples tapering to flared tips. However, its
uniqueness lies in the use of 8mm front that is perfected using the diamond cut technique.
This ensures a beautifully flat bridge surface and excellently fitted temple.