Manu Propria The perfect eyewear for all types

Saturday, March 29 2014

Opening Times

Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm


Manu Propria
Josefstrasse 50
8005 Zurich-District 5
.How to get there


+41 (0)44 271 04 44

The world is colorful and every person is different. Some prefer pure and clear while others crazy and striking. And since a pair of glasses is probably the most succinct style element worn on the face, I was thrilled when I discovered the Manu Propria store on Josefstrasse a few days ago. Here eyewear is made to measure.

The merits of bespoke suits, costumes and shoes have long been known and appreciated, with few things in life being more luxurious than a perfectly fitting garment. Glasses individually made to order, however, was completely unknown to me until I, by chance, came upon Manu Propria, owned by Eleonora and Andrea.

In an initial consult, the two cheerful owners first determine the right shaped frame for the face. Available for this purpose are a reasonable number of models at hand that serve to give an idea. If none of the existing models are suitable, then the mold is completely redefined. Pen and paper in hand, a spectacle perfectly suited to the face is simply hand-drawn.


With this, a cardboard sample is created on the computer and a photomontage by which the customer obtains an image of the glasses worn on his/her face is produced. If the customer approves, they then pick out colors for the frame and brackets. If not, further buffing and improvements are made.

Finally all the data is sent to a small manufacturer in Germany, where the glasses are accurately and expertly hand made. Voilà! Final adjustments are carried out on Andrea's goldsmith’s table in the store. In the end every customer receives completely unique, custom made glasses that fit - on the nose. A remarkable eye-catching concept!

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