For 30 years, Morgenthal Frederics has been creating legendary designs for the most recognizable faces in the world. Company focus always been high-end optical eyewear and sunglasses for those who covet classic American design and appreciate superior to none quality.
In 1986, New York optician Richard Morgenthal purchased the iconic Frederics Opticians, and the first Morgenthal Frederics store was born on Madison Avenue.
Trained in the fine art of painting, Richard Morgenthal paired his love for optics and art to provide eyewear to clients with the ultimate in-store experience.
In the years to follow, Morgenthal Frederics slowly expanded into several other storefronts to further establish itself as the leading luxury optical shop in Manhattan.
Richard Morgenthal’s protégé, Jeff Press, was named chief designer, and launched Morgenthal Frederics iconic eyewear nationwide.
For nearly a decade, Press apprenticed under founder Richard Morgenthal and learned the art form of eyewear design and production, coupling this with his creativity to explode the pristine collection.
Focusing on the finest materials, and the finest craftsmanship, Press has continued to elevate the brand to its position today as the most exclusive eyewear collection in the world.
In early 2016, Morgenthal Frederics launched on a wholesale level, to provide this exceptional line to select boutiques in North America.
Optique was chosen by Jeff Press himself to represent his company in Philadelphia PA
Every frame in the Morgenthal Frederics collection is a perfect convergence of style, craftsmanship and function. Each piece is handcrafted from the finest materials and to standards of excellence unrivaled in the optical industry. All the metal used in frames is composed of top grade Japanese titanium. The plastic frames are hand crafted from sheet acetate in Japan and France.
Visit Optique to experience the beauty of Handcrafted eyewear from Morgenthal Frederick.