Each pair of ic! berlin glasses really are produced in Berlin, Germany. Our frames are luxury products, hand-finished, piece by piece. This eliminates unnecessary gaps between design, production, and distribution – no “made in china”. This is the only way to guarantee the highest degree of quality in the long term: made in Berlin – made in Germany! When you hold a pair of ic! berlin glasses in your hands, you can feel why all of this effort is justified: the glasses captivate you with their stability of form and their flexibility. The rounded edges caress your fingers. ic! berlin glasses do not allow for compromises, because they are naked. Because we don’t screw, solder, or weld, no pair of ic! berlin glasses can fall apart leaving you with its individual components and unable to put them back together again!
We place a great deal of value on the steel. the quality of this material determines the overall quality of the glasses. for this reason, we rely solely on german producers, who brew the stuff together in Germany, in exact compliance with our requirements. our buyers base their purchasing decisions from time to time on surface finish impressions, tensile strength tests, and form- retention stability.
The front pieces are cut directly in Berlin in the north of italy (valdo- biaddere). the flat raw pieces are then reformed in berlin, and the edges rounded and smoothed in a small village near brandenburg. this is done using a large multiangular trovalising (vibratory grinding process) machine. after about ten hours, sharp metal edges are transformed into tender feminine curves.
the cutting and routing of the lenses is done directly on our premises in saarbrücker strasse, where finishing and quality control takes place as well. our storeroom can also be found on the same floor, and from here our logistic experts ship the glasses out worldwide.
on the whole, it can be said that business relationships which have taken many years to develop guarantee the highest possible level of quality.