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Cubitts explores London’s history of spectacles at exhibition

OT  spoke to Cubitts and exhibition contributors about the capital’s story in spectacles

Cubitts exhibition

The history of spectacles in London has been explored by independent opticians, Cubitts, at an exhibition in the capital.

Founder of Cubitts, Tom Broughton, told OT: “I’ve always wanted to hold an exhibition telling the story of spectacles and optics in London because it’s a story that isn’t very widely known.”

The exhibition highlights the seminal moments in optics that have happened over the last 600 years, Mr Broughton explained.

He added: “The great thing about this exhibition is that it’s been a chance to celebrate the small but beautiful British spectacles industry.”

In the video below, OT speaks to exhibition contributors, including clerk at the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, Helen Perkins, and design director at Cutler and Gross, Marie Wilkinson. 

OT visits Cubitts’s history of optics exhibition