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We believe in Made in Italy and are proud of our work every time we finish the production of a Metio product, this is because each eyewear is steeped in traditions and knowledge that refer to the true identity of Italian craftsmanship.

PASQUALE GIANGASPERO

Pasquale Giangaspero
Owner and Son

Pasquale Giangaspero, creator of the Metio brand (“Artisan” in Esperanto) trained as a goldsmith at the School of Art. He has followed in the footsteps of his father in the family goldsmith workshop since 1980. He combines his training in the field of goldsmithing with his personal passion for the eyewear sector, of which he studies the design and use of new materials.

Giovanni Giangaspero
Father and Goldsmith

Giovanni Giangaspero, goldsmith craftsman for over thirty years, passionate about art and jewelry design. Inseparable from his working banquet. For him, precision craftsmanship is the basis of everything.

GIOVANNI GIANGASPERO

Each phase of eyewear production is studied, designed and manufactured in our laboratories in Italy. The design of the frame makes use of the software C.A.D. in combination with CNC machinery.

HANDCRAFTED

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The Design

We study all the shapes, in the colors and in the different combinations of materials, we are almost obsessively attentive to the attention to detail, because our prerogative is to produce a unique eyewear

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The Material

We only use first choice materials, Takiron Rowland Japanese acetate, Alpi veneered wood, Zeiss sun filters, and OBE hinges.

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The Preparation

After the choice of materials, we prepare them to be processed with high precision numerical control machinery, which guarantees high precision for all visual technical parameters.

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The Processing

We study all the shapes, in the colors and in the different combinations of materials, we are almost obsessively attentive to the attention to detail, because our prerogative is to produce a unique eyewear

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The Polishing

We carry out a slow and precise polishing, after several hours of tumbling with the woods that mold our glasses, we polish it wheel, to make it even more soft and shiny.

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Quality Control

After completing it, it is carefully inspected in all its parts, testing all the different mechanical movements, after which it will be ready for sale.

Noble metals, personalized in silver or gold. Each piece created in our laboratory requires complex processing with the lost wax casting method followed by hand polishing techniques. In this ancient process that dates back hundreds of years, each artifact is cast in raw form, then hand polished one piece at a time.

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THE ACETATE

We use Takiron Rowland Japanese Cellulose Acetate.

Cellulose Acetate has a unique combination of intrinsic properties that make it particularly suitable for creating high quality eyewear. Its transparency allows us to create our own unique colors and its excellent workability allows us to shape the material with milled parts as if it were a sculpture.

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