Our designs feature innovative technology and details that make our frames uniquely AHLEM. Throughout production, glasses travel to three specialized ateliers and into the hands of nine skilled artisans, each with a particular craft passed down through generations. Maintaining a fierce loyalty to these artisans and preserving their knowledge and traditions is core to our mission.
The latest design draws inspiration from our signature triangular and circular shapes, evocative of our iconic Bauhaus visual language. Each temple tip goes through a hand-painting process featuring burgundy, navy blue, or green color accents.
A select edit of our metal designs are hammered by hand using a technique known as martele, which translates to hammered. This complex goldsmith technique originates from the Middle Ages, and can only be performed by a skilled artisan. Each frame is hand-hammered, creating unique pieces.
Our laser engraved Bauhaus filigree, plays with repetitions of our signature round and triangular shapes, recalling our acetate beveled temples. This engraving is featured on select temples, nose pads, and rims.
AHLEM has developed a revolutionary technology, that ensures the performance and longevity of your frame. Our proprietary hinge/anchor technology combines five barrels, a curved anchor, and a wide hinge inlaid deep into the acetate for a secure connection and durability of our frames.
Select metal designs incorporate an airbrush finish technique. Each frame is hand-painted with the utmost attention to detail. The matte finish paint is applied across the top of the frame and the airbrush technique allows the detailing to gradually fade back to metal on the temple.
Our acetate accent temple tips are unique as it incorporates hand-sourced vintage acetate, which is cut and inset on our metal temple. To feature our logo, each piece of acetate is carved out and our logo is inlaid, this a lengthy process and requires the utmost attention to detail.