Andy Wolf stands for unique glasses, handcrafted in Hartberg, Austria. It was founded by the three friends Andreas (Andy), Wolfgang (Wolf) and Katharina to produce classic and contemporary frames for individuals. In 2006, the three of them sat down to enjoy a meal of meat and fish from local meadows and waters, market-fresh vegetables and good Austrian wine from the kind of vintner you know personally.
Throughout our entire process, every part of our frame undergoes rigorous quality control. After the frame is finally assembled we check it again. We check for all irregularities during our process, and every part of a frame is subject to scrutiny. While we love our state-of-the-art computer-driven machines and their mechanical perception, it’s still the five senses of a valued Andy Wolf employee that would notice any flaws. After we’ve inspected every frame as often as possible, they leave our factory and are off to finally be worn by you.
Every one of our models has its own origin, be it as a sketch on a napkin or on graph paper. What unites them is the fact that each drawing or sketch is entered into a digital CAD system, where it is fine-tuned to serve as the base for starting the production process. We love to use fine materials, because you can really sense their quality. High-quality acetate sourced from an Italian factory or first-rate metal are the building blocks for every Andy Wolf frame. Most of them are made from sustainably produced acetate – a material obtained from hardened cotton flocks, that lends itself to a variety of treatments and shapes. We use 6-8 mm thick plates of it that enable us to mill the middle part of a frame out of a single piece. Of course we could use thinner acetate plates to produce a pair of glasses, but in our opinion it just wouldn’t be an Andy Wolf frame then.