Fritz Lang’s monumental silent film METROPOLIS celebrated its premiere in January 1927. The film is set in the futuristic city of Metropolis, which was inspired by New York during that time. METROPOLIS is considered a visionary, timelessly relevant epic that paved the way for the science-fiction genre. Even today, this masterpiece has lost none of its mythical and inspirational quality, making it the perfect choice to name METROPOLITAN after.
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Hans Strätz and Franz Fremuth established the “Optische Werke Passau” in 1947, laying the foundation for METROPOLITAN. Over 70 years of company history and a wealth of experience make it possible for us to live out our passion for eyewear with the greatest level of expertise.
As an international company that has set up in big cities across the world, OWP made the decision in 2002 to launch an urban collection. As a segment of the brand OWP design, METROPOLITAN had been a permanent fixture for almost a decade and represented the eyewear fashion of that period – from unpretentious coolness to urban extroversion. Clean design, premium quality and a confident attitude have been a focus from the very beginning.
METROPOLITAN’s lasting success spoke for itself. In 2011, it became a protected brand name worldwide and the collection got expanded. A dedicated design and product development team put a great deal of love, passion and expertise into METROPOLITAN, which won prizes such as the Red Dot Design Award as soon as it was launched and is rapidly establishing itself as an independent label on the international stage.
IN YOUR FACE
With a fondness for urban chic, clean lines and premium quality, METROPOLITAN can be found in the trendiest of shops in big cities and appeals to all individualists, nonconformists and free spirits living in the urban jungle. No massive logos, just confident understatement.
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