Before any eyewear collection becomes part of the Respectacle family we always thoroughly research each product. We talked to many of the optical store owners we know around Europe and the positive vibes we received about Gotti Switzerland were very encouraging. We want to ensure that every collection we take is compatible with our ethos of offering interesting, high-quality, design lead eyewear to our customers. And that’s why we decided to include Gotti from Switzerland as one of our premium collections.
Gotti Switzerland brings together traditional values, craftsmanship, and high-tech industrial innovation to create elegant, timeless Gotti glasses and sunglasses. The company was founded by Zurich-based optician-turned-designer Sven Gotti in 1993. Even today, almost all of the company’s 35 employees at their headquarters are trained opticians.
Sven Gotti made his first pair of spectacles over 25 years ago and he has a passion for developing different variants of the three main components that make up all spectacle frames, one front, and two sides. He manipulates fine materials with engineering solutions to produce aesthetically pleasing elegant eyewear.
The Swiss eyewear brand is smart and minimalist, blending design with functionality. There are three stunning eyewear collections to choose between – Gotti Switzerland, Gotti Perspective, and Gotti Dimension. While the glasses are designed in Switzerland, Gotti glasses and Gotti sunglasses are produced by leading manufacturers in Japan, Austria, and Germany.
Gotti Switzerland’s high-quality frames are made from three-dimensional processed titanium, natural buffalo horn, and acetate. Initially punched out from 3 mm sheets, each frame goes through a complex series of pressing stages under extreme weight to achieve the desired stability of the metal. They are then finished using ceramic powder coating. The finished article is a pure and straightforward frame that is light and nonallergenic.
Whether you prefer the lightweight titanium collection or the bold acetate eyewear line, Gotti glasses are simple yet innovative. Each piece is beautifully engineered to give the wearer a superb fit and comfort, whilst wearing a timeless elegant spectacle.
Gotti eyewear has many accolades having won several high-profile awards over the years, including the Red Dot Design Award in 2012, the 2016 IF Design Award, and the 2017 IDA International Design Award. At the 2018 Optician Awards, they won eyewear of the year, and another IF Design Award the following year. Gotti is known for its premium refined timeless pieces combined with precision engineered functionality. Their collections are stocked worldwide, by speciality retailers in more than 40 countries.
“Design begins in the mind and comes from the heart” – Sven Gotti