Sospiri Eyewear: Venetian Touch by Ottica Veneta | IMAGINEM

March 1, 2022

Imaginem, Spring 2022

Flattering frame shapes, master craftmanship, and lots of sparkle have earned Sospiri Limited Edition its reputation as a global leader in luxury eyewear.



Founded 20 years ago in the mountains of northern Italy, Ottica Veneta epitomizes the essence of Italian luxury. Through establishment of a small consortium of families that live and operate in the mountains surrounding Venice, Ottica Veneta has carved a place in the luxury market by dedicating itself to maintaining the same standards of quality to which the artisans of centuries past were committed.

In 2004, founder Riccardo Lamon launched his signature luxury brand, Sospiri Eyewear. Sospiri was inspired as a tribute to the Venetian Maestros of old and those craftsmen who follow the same artisanal methods today. That’s why the company is named after Venice’s famous Ponte dei Sospiri, with its ornate stone carvings and architectural embellishments.



This collection captures the elegance and opulence unique to Italy’s crown jewel city of Venice. Through a rich intertwining of elegance and innovation, Sospiri frames are defined by their superior use of Austria crystals, light metals, Italian acetates and unique artistic embellishments, including hand-painted decorations. The richly colored acetates seem to mold perfectly to the contours of the face, while the embedded Swarovski crystals are selected to complement the color and detail of each design.

The intricacies of Venice’s architecture, textiles, Murano glass, Burano lace and infamous masquerades are captured within the rich patterns of laser work intertwined with Swarovski crystals. With guarantee that 100% of its frame, case and accessory production stay in Italy, Sospiri and Ottica Veneta are committed to using time-honored methods to create the most untraditional of models.