When Jules BOURGEAT first opened the doors of his workshop in Morez, the European eyewear industry was very different from what it is today. At that time, the Jura valley in France was a hub of activity, with hundreds of small companies producing top-quality eyewear frames. Despite the challenges posed by the influx of overseas products in recent decades, BOURGEAT was one of the few businesses that managed to survive. As the tides are turning and European manufacturing is being sought after again, we are offering more than 140 years of experience in making eyewear frames the way they should be made.
OUR WAY OF MAKING EYEWEAR
SUPERIOR QUALITY FRAMES
Made in France
TRADITIONAL AND MODERN TECHNOLOGIES
Manual and automated production lines
Simple or complicated, we'll make it happen
WHAT WE DO BEST
Our expertise lies in combining traditional eyewear making methods with the latest production techniques. Whether it's metal frames, combination, acetate, or even bespoke horn frames, our skilled craftsmen and advanced facilities are equipped to handle any job. We're also committed to reducing our environmental impact, which is why we've invested in using new materials that have a lower environmental footprint, and these can be introduced as part of our offerings.
Full frames / Metal components
Acetate / Wire cores
By élu Meilleur Ouvrier de France
Sun-lenses / Demo lenses
DELEREX® is a new material made from 100% recycled lenses, invented by YAIR NEUMAN, our creative director.
Atelier Bourgeat is the exclusive European licensee for manufacturing eyewear using this material for special editions and collaborations.
With skilled in every aspect of the product development process, from initial concept and design to engineering and mechanical development. Whether you're looking to create a new style, incorporate a new material, or develop a new type of hinge, we have the expertise to help you bring your vision to life.
Get to Know Us
Our team is made up of individuals from a wide range of ages, with our most senior member being born in 1949 and our youngest in 1993. We believe in combining the knowledge and experience gained through years of practice with fresh curiosity and a constant questioning of techniques and processes. Our shared passion for eyewear and the mountains is what brings us together, and if it weren't for this, we might have all become painters.
Harry is a passionate entrepreneur with a proven track record of establishing businesses, making him the core asset of our team. As a trained optician himself, he has been involved in the industry for more than 15 years. Harry acquired Maison BOURGEAT in 2016 and rebuilt its production capacity, as well as its financial structure. After a period of reorganisation, he reopened the doors of one of the most exciting eyewear gems in the industry.
Yair’s notable work in the field of sustainable eyewear design started over a decade ago. He is the inventor of DELEREX®, a material made from 100% recycled demo lenses, and the founder and inventor of Wires Glasses.
Yair has designed collections for several brands in the UK and Italy before taking on the creative director role at BOURGEAT.
Florent has a strong background in mechanical engineering and has previously led several eyewear production facilities in the country. He has developed products for some of the finest brands in France and Belgium before joining BOURGEAT. Currently, he is overseeing all industrial areas and leading our production site.
With 15 years of experience in the field of optics, Bérengère is an accomplished master-maker and an optician by training. She made history by becoming the first female optician to win the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France in eyewear. She leads our bespoke service, crafting frames from acetate and horn.
A fellow mountaineer from the neighboring county of Alsace, Fabien oversees all things CNC at Atelier Bourgeat. His automated 5-axis tools produce the sleekest results when it comes to machining fronts and shooting wire cores in acetate.
Born in the Jura and crafting eyewear since the 1960s, Pierre has become one of the most experienced professionals in the entire region. He joined the house of BOURGEAT in 1975 and currently leads the metal workshop. Pierre also teaches at the Victor Berard optical school, and during winter, he can still be seen on the slopes with his skiing pupils.
From the press
Mise en avant dans Life Style Magazine
Interview Chez Bsmart
Double Page dans le magazine de la Tour Immo
Interview Radio de Harry sur France Bleu Besançon dans la nouvelle éco en Franche-Comté
Article sur Maison Bourgeat dans les échos papier et numérique
Couverture du Progrès + 1 page d’article
Parution dans macommune.com
Parution dans BienVu
Parution Paris Match
Interview sur Radio Classique Territoire d’Excellence
IF YOU'RE THINKING OF PRODUCING EYEWEAR, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
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