Like an architect, Face à Face works with volumes, shapes, materials, colours and textures to give its glasses the power to express the personality of their wearer, whether that's bold, carefree, energetic, independent or even seductive. Each collection is preceded by a research and design stage, resulting in new styles enhanced by innovative concepts incorporating new sensibilities. In ten years, with a collection renowned for its creativity and its "Made in France" quality, the company has gained a strong foothold in the world market for designer glasses (80% of its turnover comes from exports), opened a subsidiary in the United States, set up a production and finishing centre in the French Jura region and established a firm presence with its own shop dedicated exclusively to the brand, at 346 rue Saint Honore in the heart of Paris.
Face à Face cuts its frames from the very beautiful acetates produced by Mazzuchelli, an Italian company, the world leader in acetate production. Acetate is a natural material (it is derivative of cotton) and is therefore highly non-allergenic. Single colour sheets are harmonized and cut entirely by hand, producing an unmatched wealth of colours and structures. Many types of acetates in the collection are exclusive to Face à Face (red cables, cables, safari, tatami, fibers, etc.) They are developed by our design studio in cooperation with the Mazzuchelli Family. The Face à Face design spirit is therefore fully expressed in the structure of the acetates.
The Face à Face production facility is located in Montmorot (Jura), a small town close to Lons Le Saunier. The Jura region is where almost all of the French eyewear manufacture has taken place for many decades. It has been in full operation since January 2004 and employs a dozen people.
Face à Face remains a leader and innovator within the Eyewear industry with many fashion brands taking inspiration from their work .They continue to serve a loyal clientele with beautiful eyewear and we hope they do so for many decades in the future.