ABOUT VIAGEA
We have gone back centuries to find it’s own identities from the Byzantine Empire.
The treasures from Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, the Baroque art. Marco Polo, the first encounter to the world.
INSPIRATION
INCEPTION

 

In Venice around 1000 C.E., when Seneca’s bowl and water were replaced by a flat-bottom, convex glass sphere that was laid on top of the reading material. Becoming in effect the first magnifying glass, these were basically two reading stones (magnifying glasses) connected with a hinge balanced on the bridge of the nose.
HISTORY
THE FIRST EYEWEAR

 

The development of the first eyeglasses took place in Northern Italy in the second half of the 13th century. De iride (“On the Rainbow”), written between 1220 and 1235, mentions using optics to “read the smallest letters at incredible distances”. The studies assume that the first pair of corrective eyeglasses was invented in Italy sometime between 1268 and 1300.
MARCO POLO
NEW ENCOUNTER

 

The existence of eyeglasses in Italy was established, and there had been significant shipments of eye glasses from Italy to Middle East, with one shipment as large as 24.000 glasses. Indeed, the earliest mentions of eyeglasses in China occur in the 15th century and those Chinese sources state that eyeglasses were imported.
By 1301, there were guild regulations in Venice governing the sale of eyeglasses.

 

A SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE

 

Marco Polo is a Venetian, who is sometimes claimed to have encountered eyeglasses during his travels in China in the 13th century. He was not the first European who reach Asia but through his book “Christopher Columbus”, he was the first to leave a detailed chronicle of his experience and has inspired many other travelers.
JOURNEY TO SELF
“TO TRAVEL IS TO TAKE A JOURNEY INTO YOURSELF”

 

The most adventurous journey to embark on is the journey to yourself. The most exciting thing to discover is who you really are. The most treasured pieces that you can find are all the pieces of you. The most special portrait you can recognize is the portrait of your soul.

 

Our brand VIAGEA is from an Old Latin Word:VIAGE (journey) A (to) is a way to “Journey to yourself”.. Our New Journey is to help create each individual’s identity and transform matter into art. Our tailored-eyewear can provide the visual impression you wish to project to the world and our collection will fill your soul with the nostalgic feelings of haute bohème in your each steps for the journey, and In yourself.
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