This passionately personable atelier houses the affable and highly esteemed brothers Franck and Steven Bonnet, one of the last remaining artisans of bespoke eyewear…
Hidden down an obscure passageway on Rue De Champs, lies the world of Maison Bonnet where restricted sight is not an impediment, but an influential opportunity in personal style. Stepping into the slick and modern boutique is likened to reaching Nirvana for spectacle aficionados; frames of any size and model are displayed with surrounding tortoise décor to greet you, walk downstairs into the stone-walled laboratory and you will find Franck Bonnet fervently moulding a pair of frames over a Bunsen burner.
Franck is in fact, the fourth generation of Bonnet, maintaining the title of Maitre D’Art prestigiously bestowed upon by the Parisian Minister of Culture. Having been taught a concise 17th century Florentine skill-set from his father Christian and grandfather, Alfred, Maison Bonnet conveys a family-led practise to its clientele.
Speaking of which, their esteemed clientele includes some 20th-century reputable names such as Jackie Onassis, Jacques Chirac and a young Yves Saint Laurent among their contemporary counterparts Christian Louboutin and Rupert Sanderson.