Cubitts X Charles Duffy

The Problem

Spectacle making was once a hallmark of British craft, closely tied to the watching making trades around Hatton Garden, London.

The world’s first pair of spectacles was made in Soho by Edward Scarlett in 1730, and British Standards became the highest in the world. Spectacles were made specifically for an individual, to both fit impeccably and provide excellent visual acuity.

Today, however, spectacles have become a commoditised, ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to what is a very individual problem.

The Solution

Now, using a combination of 3D scanning, facial recognition, robotics, parametric design and 3D printing, our technology, Cephalometrics, applies emerging modern technology to revive this long-forgotten craft.

We take our name from the century old science of cephalometry, the study and measurement of the human head, with roots in the Renaissance.


To follow us on our journey towards developing the Cephalometrics technology, visit our Journal.