HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
FRESH, YOUNG, INNOVATIVE AND FROM AUSTRIA.
As a young company, we love to think differently and to actualize our ideas. For this reason, the first prototypes were started in early 2016. After countless attempts we finally made it. We have made everyday eyeglasses from old books and broken jeans. It is precisely this attitude, which makes it possible to make the impossible, that makes us different and runs through our company as a common thread.
WE ARE AGAINST PRODUCTION ABROAD AND IN CHEAP LABOR COUNTRIES.
The exploitation of helpless workers is a thorn in our eyes. That is why our goal is to keep value added in Europe. A production in Austria was particularly important to us. Directly with the view of the beautiful Danube, every frame has been handmade by our small manufacturer in Aschach on the Danube, with attention to detail.
THE FOUNDER INTRODUCES HIMSELF
Florian Hermuller, the person behind Bean-Spectacles. Even as a young boy, he was enthusiastic about the craft and has always been skilled in various craft disciplines. At a young age, he often repaired broken devices; especially the passion for the reuse of raw materials grew during this period. As a certified journeyman, he knows what is important in the trade.
We are different! And so is our used material. Our glasses are made in equal parts from old books and broken jeans. This distinctive combination gives each Beans the special touch. We receive these old books and broken jeans from charitable institutions and are only those which are no longer suitable for use. Therefor a clothing donation turns into a financial donation.
GENUINE HANDMADE PRODUCT
Good crafts are becoming rare more and more! That’s why we attach great importance to traditional procedures. Of course we go with the times and adjust our work, but only in favor of the quality. We produce in small batches and not in bulk. The raw material is manufactured by us, the frames are milled, hand-polished and refined. This only roughly describes the over 40 steps that are included in each individual bean.
EACH PIECE IS UNIQUE
Each version is unique and has its own story. Perhaps the jeans belonged to a painter who left paint spots on his pants. The book could have been owned by a famous inventor who immortalized his crazy ideas. Who knows?
Normal standard are not high enough for us! The internal personal production gives us full control over the quality of our glasses. Each frame passes through a careful verification process. Should a frame break, we will replace it immediately!