Lesca Lunetier is a family story, began in the mid-twentieth century, by Joël Lesca who had worked for major eyewear brand companies and created his first collection in 1964. Today, Mathieu and Bertrand, Lesca's sons carry on the family legacy, devoting theiir life developing and promoting the family brand, respectively in Paris and London, whilst maintaining the craftsmanship of its fabrication process.
Who are you?
I'm Mathieu Lesca, I'm 30 years olds and I'm Joël Lesca's son, founder of the brand Lesca Lunetier.
How would you define your style?
A timeless and unisex style. Style is the right word because my father used to call himself an eyewear stylist instead of designer as we're used to hear. For him glasses can give a person a whole different look just as a mask can do.
What inspires you?
Lesca takes inspiration from my grandfather's vintage collection from the 50's who made tailor-made models for famous people or parisian opticians. The sunglasses from the Jura are quite typical and recognizable for their robustness (riveted hinges) and thick raw style. Today we have the chance to have a collection that spreads over 50 years.
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
The three pairs we have created for our 50 years anniversary in ultra limited series crafted in scraps of acetates slabs that no longer exist. It's like our Master Pieces.
What are you most proud of?
To have given a new blast to our family brand with Bertrand, my little brother.
Where do you manufacture your products?
Our glasses are handmade in Jura in France. Our style is French and we strive to maintain our identity now for half a century.
If your brand was a music, a movie, a cocktail...
It could be actors from the 50's such as Gabin, Ventura or Delon. Actresses like Simone Signoret are a good example of the unisex style we try to give to the collection.
The black American music that my father used to listen while drawing : Jazz. But I'm more a Soul man : Curtis Mayfield, a great artist but his sunglasses were not that great !
A cocktail ? An Orange Camparis on the rocks.