Max Pittion grew up in Oyonnax, a city at the foothills of the French Alps. At the turn of the 20th century, Oyonnax was known for its combs, which were crafted from wood, cow horn and, eventually, celluloid. Max harnessed the potential of this new material and transformed his father’s comb-making business into one of the finest producers of eyewear in the world: Pittion Lunetterie. Pittion produced frames for the Parisian fashion houses of Lanvin and Azzaro, among others, and, in 1967, he founded the Salon International de la Lunetterie / SILMO, which continues to be the most prestigious and well-attended eyewear fair in the world.
Max's innovative designs are known for being carefully developed and crafted in rich, exquisite colour palettes. Throughout its history, the brand has maintained the highest standards, always prioritizing modern design and never compromising on quality.
Since their peak popularity in the 1960s and ‘70s, these elegant styles have retained their cult appeal and each Max Pittion frame is meticulously engineered and carefully handcrafted from extraordinary materials in small quantities, marrying the legacy of French style with Japanese technique.