Lunchtime inspiration

Fleye Copenhagen’s new collection is dedicated to Danish food culture

16 Aug 2017 by Andrew McClean

Fleye smorrebrod framesThe new autumn/winter 2017 collection from Fleye Copenhagen draws inspiration from smørrebrød – a Danish open-faced sandwich.

Fleye Copenhagen’s aim was to visually reflect the colours, textures and taste combinations of smørrebrød in the creation of its new frames.

“We were looking for inspiration from a local perspective and wanted to have a strong link to our Danish culture, to show our heritage but also to reflect the Danish state of mind when it comes to art, design and lifestyle,” the company told OT.

Fleye Copenhagen added: “We chose smørrebrød because it is an important part of Danish heritage and reflects the Nordic way of thinking of food visually.”

The collection, which is due to launch at Silmo in October, mixes solid and transparent acetate, and features “modern and sophisticated” colour and shape combinations.

The Danish eyewear company collaborated with chef Rasmus Kjær to create seasonal pieces of smørrebrød. Photographer Columbus Leth documented the process to highlight Fleye Copenhagen’s inspiration for its new range. 

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