From the smallest of beginnings, Rapp Optical started in a small space in the back of a lady’s hat shop in Toronto, Canada. Even today, there is still a small family team of 3 behind the brand’s international success. Mel Rapp, an optician by trade, his wife Julia and their son Shilo, who takes care of the design for their unique collection.
Rapp specialise in designing and manufacturing a limited collection of beautiful, handmade frames, which are custom made for a small number of the world’s top opticians. Rachel Murray Eyecare is the only stockists of Rapp Eyewear in Ireland.
Rapp frames have a signature look: a high end acetate front and contrasting raw titanium sides. Mostly matte in texture, the collection has a very industrial feel. The material combinations, along with their outlandish and eccentric sensibility make Rapp instantly recognisable.