In the Workshop with Hiroko Shiratori

We invited Aesop’s Tokyo-based Brand Curator, into our workshop and picked her brains while we were at it.


Welcome, Grafton.

Grafton’s name derives from Grafton Place, a quiet side street just south of Euston station, in the district of Somers Town.


Viva Vitsœ

Those who are firm believers that ‘good design is as little design as possible’ are likely to be familiar with the furniture powerhouse that is Vitsœ.


A Beginner’s Guide to Varifocals

From the first patent for a 'blended' lens, awarded in 1907, to the cutting edge lens technology available today.


Spectacle Making at Cubitts King’s Cross

We welcome another talented bunch of budding spectacle makers into our workshop.


The Evolution of the Folding Eyeglass

Calshot Fold is our first folding frame, elegantly sliding into its diminutively-sized, handmade leather case.


The New Cubitts Spectacle Case

Inspired by the slender spectacles cases that were so popular during the early 20th century.


Introducing Cubitts’ Apprentice

We’re proud to announce that QEST have awarded our very own workshop apprentice with an official Spectacle Making Apprenticeship.


Priory Green Estate, King’s Cross

To the east of the sprawling mass that is King’s Cross station, at the site where Calshot Street converges with Collier Street, sits Priory Green Estate.


Calshot Street, King’s Cross

In 1938, what was once Grace Street and then Southampton Street, was renamed Calshot Street. And eighty years later, begot our Calshot frames.


Collier Street, King’s Cross

Collier. Noun 1. A coal miner 2. A boat carrying coal 3. The name of the street that inspired our new stainless steel frames.


The Cubitts × Tracey Emin Spitalfields Launch Party

Last week saw the launch of the latest in our series of charity cleaning cloths, this time designed by the acclaimed British artist, Tracey Emin.