1961

FOUNDATION

Interesting facts

The name of the company is derived from the combination of two Italian words: “luce” (light) and “ottica” (optics). A perfect marriage.

Leonardo Del Vecchio

Leonardo Del Vecchio establishes Luxottica at Agordo in the Belluno Dolomites. In its early years, the company manufactures components and accessories for the optical industry.

LEONARDO DEL VECCHIO
"WHEN I STARTED OUT AS A CONTRACTOR, I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD COME THIS FAR"
MEET LEONARDO DEL VECCHIO

1971

FIRST LUXOTTICA COLLECTION AT MIDO

LUIGI FRANCAVILLA
"I FEEL I STILL HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE WHICH IS WORTH SHARING WITH OUR YOUNGSTERS"
MEET LUIGI FRANCAVILLA

1974

START OF WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION

START OF WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION

1981

INTERNATIONALIZATION OF WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION

Interesting facts

Luxottica is constantly investing to improve the quality of its products. The acquisition of the Sferoflex brand enables the company to get hold of the innovative flexible hinge patent that allows the temples to conform to the shape of the face, ensuring greater resilience of the frame.

First international subsidiary in Germany

1988

LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH
GIORGIO ARMANI

the first Armani campaign and last campaign Frames of Life

Up for comparison: first Armani campaign (left) and latest Frames of Life campaign (right)

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