we are proud to create handcrafted eyewear from scratch and in small batches.
Most of our styles started as creative ideas which were hand-drawn sketches on bits of paper napkins and the back of reciepts before being professionally drafted.
Each frame front and its temples are cut from a single sheet of acetate following our drawings in the workshop. We have tried and tested thousands of different shapes, colours and features before finalising each piece. Each design takes around 3 months to complete from drawing to prototype.
The finishing touches are assembled including small rivets, screws and nosepads. Each frame is aligned by hand to create the perfect fit.
We produce all of our acetate frames using a high grade eco-friendly cellulose acetate derived from renewable resources of wood pulp and natural cotton fibres. Colour combinations and effects are created by mixing organic colours with acetone and a raw plant -based material and then rolled into thin sheets and left to dry for several weeks to cure. Acetate is hypoallergenic, lightweight and flexible, a great combination for eyewear.
Each frame is hand polished using a specific type of soft sand paper. The frame components are then tumbled and buffed with varying sized wood chips for several days to create a perfectly polished finish.
All BEAM by London spectacles come with a protective hard case and a microfibre cleaning cloth. Click here to see how to care for you spectacles.
Stainless steel hinges and core wires are pressed into the acetate temples by hand to allow ease of bespoke adjustments for a perfect frame fit.
Each model is inspired by the great monuments of London and named after some the most famous streets, towns and landmarks you will find when travelling across the City.
All frames must pass a 3-step quality check before being approved. All of our frames conform to British and European standards and have the UKCA and CE mark of approval.