In an optical store in Asmara once owned by his grandfather, Luca Gnecchi Ruscone discovered a box of colonial period sunglasses, which had been imported from Italy 50 years earlier. Fascinated by the elegant design of the frames, Luca brought the pieces back to Italy and started the story of L.G.R.
L.G.R eyewear blends traditional Italian methods of craftsmanship, latest technologies and a history that dates back to colonial Africa. Each model is inspired by and dedicated to inspirational people, times and places of Africa. The result is a genuine product where virtues from the past are transmitted through contemporary spectacles.
L.G.R eyewear is created with the concept of an everlasting object intended to accompany the traveller on endless journeys filled with adventure. Material selection is at the very core of L.G.R. Only the best is sourced in order to ensure resistant and long lasting products.