Take the typical Scandinavian sobriety, refresh it with color splashes, add some unexpected whim and you’ll get Chimi Eyewear, the latest pick from our Frame Catchers.
The collection is actually an early bloomer: Chimi was named the best Swedish eyewear brand in 2018, just two years after the launch.
But what truly hit us is its double personality.
On one side you have the Core Collection: eight samples of Nordic minimalism available in eleven vibrant hues, so tempting you’ll want to collect and pair them with your feeling (and outfit) of the day. The frames are made with premium Mazzucchelli acetate; the mood-boosting quotes hidden inside the temples are great to show off on grey days.
On the other side you have the inventions of the Chimi Labs, an experimental space that designs freely inspired, limited-edition collections.
Here are our favorite ones so far.
Made in collaboration with Mwuana, a Swedish hip hop talent. Rooted in street culture, it’s a series of heavy black gems with red brush strokes on the temples.
Approved by Christer Fuglesang, the first Swedish astronaut to participate in a mission to space, this collection reminds of astronomical landscapes and contacts with other worlds. It should be worn with ease as if you were strolling free from gravity.