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Made in Austria

Precision made in Austria

Our story starts in 1964, with humble beginnings and visionary promise. In Linz, Austria, a small city on the Danube River, Anneliese and Arnold Schmied wanted to make their idea a reality. Their vision was to create the world’s most beautiful eyewear without ever compromising on quality. This husband-and-wife team took a leap into the unknown when they founded Silhouette. Was the eyewear market ready for their creations? Only time would tell.

Back then, they had no way of knowing that they were on the path to global success. They devoted their full energy into building a brand which, in the decades to come, would capture the hearts of millions of fans all over the world with its Austrian-made glasses.

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Ever since, Silhouette has been lovingly crafting premium eyewear in the heart of Europe with the utmost precision. And despite our international success - or maybe because of it - we remain true to our roots. Our home is and always will be right here in Linz.

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„This is where our expertise in design, production and distribution is concentrated. This is where our family company was born, and it motivates and inspires us to keep pushing our boundaries even further."

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Our roots run deep. And we remain true to those roots and our values in everything we do. That’s why all our company’s research and development teams are still near our company headquarters. That gives us the agility, efficiency and sustainability that we need to bring our premium eyewear to life.

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