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Behind the Titanium Collection

Behind the Titanium Collection
12.04.2021

Two years in development, Cubitts Titanium are modern interpretations of four classic shapes - Panto, Round, Quadra and Hexa.

Rather than use stock components, we've individually designed each, based on our design principles.

The temple tip was inspired by Constantin Brâncuși's Bird in Space (below, left), and the cross hatching detail on the tip and uniform bridge, was taken from the King's Cross gasholders (below, right).

Together, they create the perfect amount of lateral grip to hold your frame in place, whatever the activity.

The titanium itself, 99.7% pure, is hypoallergenic, impossibly light, and strong. On the reverse bridge, we've stamped a Cubitts rivet, referencing a goldmaker's hallmark.

A delicate tapering to the edge of the eyewire helps to conceal a lens within the frame. The rimlock has been designed based on the geometric contrast between the circle and hexagon. All with custom components, created by hand and machine, to jewellery-making precision - a triumph of elegant engineering.

Continuing the theme, each frame is named after an engineer, associated with the King’s Cross neighbourhood in London:

George Turnbull

The civil engineer who worked with Lewis Cubitt to build King’s Cross station

James Morgan

Engineer of the Regents Canal

Samuel Plimsoll

Designer of the King’s Cross Coal Drops (and inventor of the ‘Plimsoll line’)

William Henry Barlow

Civil engineer who designed the St Pancras terminal

Learn more about the features unique to titanium here, or shop the collection here.