Ortolan Ortolan


The ortolan is a tiny songbird said to embody ‘the soul of France’
and this poetic symbolism inspired the creation of these
beautiful hexagonal frames. Once prized as a delicacy by French
courtesans, the birds were infamously – and illegally – served
at President Mitterrand’s gluttonous ‘last supper’.

Custom-made Italian acetate
UV400 CR-39 lenses

145mm x 61mm (large)
Handmade in Italy


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