HISTORY OF L'AMY LUXE EYEWEAR
French eyewear manufacturer since 1810
The LAMY family is one of the families that have worked to develop eyewear craftsmanship.
It was with Louis Félix LAMY, born in Les Rousses in 1779, that the company was founded in 1810. The export of eyewear craftsmanship enjoyed its first international successes.
Thanks to their passion and their family know-how, the heirs raise the company to the forefront of the eyewear industry.
In 1970, L'AMY is the French number 1 with a production of 1.2 million glasses per year and a share of 75% of export sales.
In 1978, the L'Amy INC subsidiary was created in Connecticut, in the United States, to increase the distribution of the house's eyewear collections across the Atlantic.
As the know-how of the L'AMY group no longer needs to be proven in the eyewear sector, its notoriety arouses the interest of renowned brands for the creation of their optical and sunglasses collections.
From the 1980s, the company devoted itself exclusively to the manufacture of licensed glasses, with particular attention paid to the quality of the frames, their design, price and services.
Proud of its roots and its Jura heritage, the company makes it a point of honor to work part of its collections in Made In France, thus registering as a manufacturer of French glasses and making it possible to meet the needs of opticians, but also to continue to perpetuate its know-how within its factories.
In 2017, the Lamy group bought the Henry Jullien company and founded the Maison Henry Jullien factory with the aim of developing a production center for exceptional materials and treatments.
In 2018, Henry Jullien Manufacture received the prestigious “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” label.
Proud of its roots and its Jura heritage, the company makes it a point of honor to work part of its collections in Made In France, thus registering as a manufacturer of French glasses and making it possible to meet the needs of opticians but also of continue to perpetuate its know-how within the Morez plant.
Eyewear L'AMY LUXE a heritage of excellence
The beginnings of French eyewear
The history of eyewear in France began in 1796 in the Haut-Jura when Pierre-Hyacinthe Casseaux, a farmer and nail maker, began making frames from his nails.
Around 1800, this technique was taken up by several Jura families, including the LAMY family, who developed this eyewear know-how over time, writing the story of a family, a region and a job: eyewear.
It is therefore in the Haut-Jura, and particularly in the small town of Morez, that the cradle of French eyewear is located.
Refinement of mounts
French eyewear manufacturers and their know-how are becoming international and the Jura eyewear manufacturers export their eyewear production all over the world.
During the 1900s, eyewear develops and materials diversify. It is the appearance of the first glasses in acetate or in metal.
This is the heyday of nose clips, binoculars, wire glasses...
Today optical glasses and sunglasses have become fashion accessories in their own right. Shapes, colors and materials are more and more diversified.
The stages of creating a bezel
The creation of the frames is the result of a collaboration between the product design teams of the L'Amy group and the style teams of the Houses.
When the design and the color choice steps are validated with the marketing department, the project is sent to the technical teams in order to implement their know-how on all the steps necessary for production, assembly and finishing. glasses.