Rapp Eyewear – An Eyewear Love Story

Jean-François Venne, Optik Magazine’s contributor, presents Mel Rapp, iconic Canadian eyewear designer who exports his creations all over the world.

Mel Rapp’s love of eyewear started in the second half of the sixties, where he was already selling non-prescription sunglasses to other students. In 1978, by then an optician, had a client with very strong myopia who dreamed of wearing a rimless frame. Mel Rapp ended up making a piece tailored for him, which worked well, and fabricated some for other people as well. But it was in the early 2000s that Rapp Eyewear started to manufacture frames more intensively, mainly after the opening of a separate installation in 2001.

Rapp Eyewear frames are worn by people who aren’t into mass production, who love well-made products, and accept to pay a little more to get them. They don’t place a logo or a similar inscription on the frame. According to Mel, clients pay for an object that they love and shouldn’t be used for advertising purposes.

Find out which materials Mel Rapp prefers to use and how the pandemic has affected Rapp Eyewear by checking out the full interview available in the August-September issue of Optik Magazine.

Click HERE for the full interview.

Featured Posts

Industry Professionals and Trainers Joined Transitions Optical for “The Studio” Educational Event, 2nd Edition

Transitions Optical gathered over 80 industry professionals for a one-of-a-kind learning train the trainer event—Transitions® The Studio—on November 8, 2022.

Learn More

Bausch + Lomb Launches Biotrue® Advanced Multi-Purpose Solution in Canada

New Formula Provides More Moisture on Contact Lenses

Read more

SILMO Istanbul 2022: A Record Attendance

SILMO ISTANBUL welcomed both local manufacturers and a number of international companies of the optical and eyewear industry.

Read more

Silhouette’s Visionary Rimless Momentum Aurum Sets a New Trend in the Luxury Market

Inspired by fine watches and jewelry, Silhouette has designed a very special pair of premium eyewear.

Read more

UdeM School of Optometry Shares Study Findings on Accuracy of Purchasing Prescription Glasses Online

Findings from a recently completed empirical study conducted by the Université de Montréal (UdeM) unveils that New Look’s Topology delivers better quality eyewear than the technologies of two major online eyewear retailers, and, when they received the new glasses, the participants judged them to be comparable to what is found in store.

Read more

Industry Professionals and Trainers Joined Transitions Optical for “The Studio” Educational Event, 2nd Edition

Transitions Optical gathered over 80 industry professionals for a one-of-a-kind learning train the trainer event—Transitions® The Studio—on November 8, 2022.

Learn More

Bausch + Lomb Launches Biotrue® Advanced Multi-Purpose Solution in Canada

New Formula Provides More Moisture on Contact Lenses

Read More

SILMO Istanbul 2022: A Record Attendance

SILMO ISTANBUL welcomed both local manufacturers and a number of international companies of the optical and eyewear industry.

Read More

Silhouette’s Visionary Rimless Momentum Aurum Sets a New Trend in the Luxury Market

Inspired by fine watches and jewelry, Silhouette has designed a very special pair of premium eyewear.

Read More

UdeM School of Optometry Shares Study Findings on Accuracy of Purchasing Prescription Glasses Online

Findings from a recently completed empirical study conducted by the Université de Montréal (UdeM) unveils that New Look’s Topology delivers better quality eyewear than the technologies of two major online eyewear retailers, and, when they received the new glasses, the participants judged them to be comparable to what is found in store.

Read More

Industry Professionals and Trainers Joined Transitions Optical for “The Studio” Educational Event, 2nd Edition

Transitions Optical gathered over 80 industry professionals for a one-of-a-kind learning train the trainer event—Transitions® The Studio—on November 8, 2022.

Learn More

Bausch + Lomb Launches Biotrue® Advanced Multi-Purpose Solution in Canada

New Formula Provides More Moisture on Contact Lenses

Read more

SILMO Istanbul 2022: A Record Attendance

SILMO ISTANBUL welcomed both local manufacturers and a number of international companies of the optical and eyewear industry.

Read more

Silhouette’s Visionary Rimless Momentum Aurum Sets a New Trend in the Luxury Market

Inspired by fine watches and jewelry, Silhouette has designed a very special pair of premium eyewear.

Read more

UdeM School of Optometry Shares Study Findings on Accuracy of Purchasing Prescription Glasses Online

Findings from a recently completed empirical study conducted by the Université de Montréal (UdeM) unveils that New Look’s Topology delivers better quality eyewear than the technologies of two major online eyewear retailers, and, when they received the new glasses, the participants judged them to be comparable to what is found in store.

Read more

Industry Professionals and Trainers Joined Transitions Optical for “The Studio” Educational Event, 2nd Edition

Transitions Optical gathered over 80 industry professionals for a one-of-a-kind learning train the trainer event—Transitions® The Studio—on November 8, 2022.

Learn More

Bausch + Lomb Launches Biotrue® Advanced Multi-Purpose Solution in Canada

New Formula Provides More Moisture on Contact Lenses

Read more

SILMO Istanbul 2022: A Record Attendance

SILMO ISTANBUL welcomed both local manufacturers and a number of international companies of the optical and eyewear industry.

Read more

Silhouette’s Visionary Rimless Momentum Aurum Sets a New Trend in the Luxury Market

Inspired by fine watches and jewelry, Silhouette has designed a very special pair of premium eyewear.

Read more

UdeM School of Optometry Shares Study Findings on Accuracy of Purchasing Prescription Glasses Online

Findings from a recently completed empirical study conducted by the Université de Montréal (UdeM) unveils that New Look’s Topology delivers better quality eyewear than the technologies of two major online eyewear retailers, and, when they received the new glasses, the participants judged them to be comparable to what is found in store.

Read more