At Cold & Heggem we design glasses in wood and genuine horn. Materials superior in lightness and character to steel and plastic; the standard materials used in industrial design. We customize, shape and craft the frame to suit your face and your desires. We also have a collection we can tailor for you personally, or use as a reference when developing your personal design.
Why Cold & Heggem
A wood frame is a unique design object with a quite different feel than a frame of steel or plastic. The delicate silver tone of ash veneer, the depth of smoked oak tree or the simple raw surface of birch veneer give quite different and tangible aesthetic qualities than artificial materials. A frame made of wood and horn feels light and comfortable to wear, and the frames can be adjusted just as easily as with metal and plastic glasses. The frames contain no allergens and are made of sustainable materials having minimum negative impact on the environment.
Who are we
The glasses are designed and handmade by Rasmus Cold, design graduate from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Rasmus developed the idea of handmade wood frames as early as 2004, and since then he has acquired an exclusive understanding of the craft. During the past eight years, Rasmus has tested the materials, developed the strength of the frames and designed glasses for satisfied customers in his studio at Pistolstræde in the heart of copenhagen.
How to get a pair…
Make an appointment, or simply drop by our studio. Here you can see and feel our designs and we can understand your wishes. From this point we can begin the design process, if you choose to get a pair of Cold & Heggem glasses.
When the frame is ready you need to insert the right glass. This is done at your own optician, and the process of adjustment is quite uncomplicated for wood as well as horn frames. We can also insert the glass in our studio if you bring it from the optician, or we can recommend opticians that we collaborate with.
Shopping after opening hours has become a tradition in the Inner City area of Copenhagen. After usual opening hours, a group of small shops located around Grønnegade has teamed up to combine shopping with cosy with cosy atmosphere. The initiative is called Late Night Shopping, and usually takes place every year during the summer. This summer is no exception, and tomorrow you are hereby invited to join a cosy shopping experience in the Inner City area of Copenhagen. The setting is low key, and every participative boutique has something different to offer. Besides special offers and discounts on selected goods during the night, some of the small shops also offers a complementary glass of bubbles or other treats to interested customers.
CPHmade member Cold&Heggem is one of the participating shops at this event, and Ms. Heggem and Mr. Cold are opening up the doors to their impressive workspace, where they design, develop and craft unique spectacles from atypical materials like wood. Spectacles from Cold&Heggem are absolutely stunning, and instantly turns any person wearing a pair of shades or glasses from C&H, into a head turner! If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by Cold&Heggem’s small shop in Pistolstræde, have a little chat, and enjoy a refereshing glass of bubbles. Everyone is invited, and Cold&Heggem open their doors from 18.00! More info about the event, and other participative shops can be found on the official Facebook event: Late Night Shopping in Copenhagen.
When the sun shines too bright
Date: March 4th, 2013
It looks like it’s spring all over Copenhagen! But don’t worry, if you think the sun is shining too bright, Cold & Heggem have a solution for you!
Cold & Heggem is a spectacles manufacturer, “hidden” on a street of Copenhagen called Pistolstræde, where you will feel yourself drawn towards instantly. Cold & Heggem’s craft work is characterized by uniqueness and passion for detail and quality material. They use wood and genuine horn, materials with a special lightness and distinct expression, offering an experience which you will not find in the materials used in industrial production. Besides attention to details, Cold & Heggem is also taking care of designing and tailoring customized frames, for everyone’s taste and preferences.
Cold & Heggem
Cold & Heggem
Store and workshop in one…
Date: October 16th, 2012
Cold & Heggem is now open for business in the heart of Copenhagen. Go visit and follow a craftsman at work.
A point of view on consumerism
Date: September 28th, 2012
Designer and eyeglass maker Rasmus Cold from Cold & Heggem:
I think that we as consumers are tired of being swamped with countless gadgets which are also available in red, green and blue. I think we crave after a greater sense of meaning in the things that surround us. Preferably something based on our personality, what we want to express, or the values we want to live our lives after.
New cool sun glasses from Cold & Heggem
Date: July 25th, 2012
Cold & Heggem sun glasses – raw look, rough finish and made of genuine horn and rivets. Plus Zeiss glass naturally.