4 - 6 FEBRUARY | 2023
The British company Kirk & Kirk has announced a brand new Italian acrylic collection called Centiles – available for order immediately. The range is described as an evolution of their established Centena Collection and features six shapes in five colours. On the launch in November, creative director Karen Kirk said: “We wanted to design a collection that was the embodiment of strength and power, to counter the sense of vulnerability and weakness we have all felt during the last two years, frames that immediately put you in a superhero state of mind.” The collection is Kirk & Kirk’s first to combine a two-toned colour pattern made popular in their Kaleidoscope range with the chunky presence of the 10mm thickness used in the Centena Collection.
“Marrying these two elements into one frame was challenging, and took us two years to get right,” said Jason Kirk. “The handcrafted nature of the manufacturing process means that each frame has a slight variation in the colour pattern, meaning that no two frames are exactly alike.” The frames are made from Kirk & Kirk’s Italian acrylic, described by the designers as “a bio-degradable material that took several years to develop”.