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Designed in New York, handmade in Italy and France.

Designing a pair of illesteva glasses happens in-house at our SoHo studio.

Taking cues from downtown New York and inspiration from around the world, our styles are a direct product of our endlessly fascinating surroundings. We take a passion for modern design and translate it into pieces that are fundamentally wearable.

Our frames are handmade exclusively by the leading manufacturers of luxury eyewear, in small family-owned factories in Italy and France. Only the highest-grade materials are used.  This meticulous process takes over 90 days and requires more than 50 steps from start to finish.

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