Established in 2014 as a division of Match Eyewear, Design Gallery is a manufacturer and distributor of premium designer eyewear, serving the high end optical and boutique market.
With designer eyewear increasingly recognized as a staple in everyone’s accessory wardrobe, the appeal to provide value in terms of style, quality in manufacture and originality of design became a goal of Match Eyewear.
Design Gallery’s first collaboration was a brand known for high design, exclusive designed Mazzucchelli material and “made in Italy” product, VANNI OCCHIALI.
VANNI eyewear, made In Italy, signifies not only a creative design process, but a longstanding collaboration with highly specialized Italian manufacturing partners.
VANNI eyewear is handmade by artisans whose skill and knowledge have been passed down through generations and produce the highest quality in craftsmanship, promoting beautifully crafted products that Italy has been exporting worldwide since the Renaissance.
In 2016, the first true American Luxury brand, Judith Leiber Couture, joined the Design Gallery portfolio.
Judith Leiber’s distinctive and whimsical couture minaudieres are widely considered works of art and have become coveted, sought after and carried by celebrities and first ladies alike who grace the world’s most famous fashion stages, galas and red carpets.
Design Gallery continues to grow with the recent acquisition of the Kata eyewear brand. Kata, since first introduced in the mid 90’s, is a Japanese collection designed around four fundamental pillars – simplicity, innovation, responsibility and authenticity, as it explores form, finish and material over adornment.
Kata will re-launch with an initial men’s collection in early 2018.