A limited edition dedicated to Tiziano Vecellio

MIC-Made in Cadore, a collection envisioned by Immagine98 as a tribute to the birthplace of Italian eyewear, has created a limited-edition style dedicated to Tiziano Vecellio (Titian), one of the most renowned 16th century Italian artists and master interpreter of Venetian Renaissance culture.

Skillfully designed by Tiziano Tabacchi and available in only 200 pieces, “Tiziano” sunglasses celebrate Titian and his birthplace, Pieve di Cadore, re-asserting the strong bond between the brand, its homeland and its manufacturing tradition.

The style commemorates “Titian black” – less well-known than the popular “Titian red” – but equally distinctive of the artist’s painting technique. Titian painstakingly studied the color rendering of this shade, making it one of the unmistakable and most-used hues in his works. “Tiziano” stands out for its understated black acetate outside, while inside is a reproduction of the famous “Pastoral Concert” oil on canvas that hangs in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Each pair contains a reproduction of a different part of the painting and is therefore unlike all the others, entirely one-of-a-kind, just like a work of art.

According to Tiziano Tabacchi: “This is a tribute to a local genius; it is no coincidence that this frame was developed as part of the MIC collection, an eyewear project that aims to raise appreciation of the Dolomites and the eyewear manufacturing tradition that originated at the feet of these mountains. To narrate the fabric of our land, we must start from the beginning, from its values of artisan craftsmanship, quality and style, allowing ourselves to be inspired not only by its natural beauty but also by the individuals who left their mark on its history”.