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WE'RE LOOKING FOR A MODERN MINDSET

JUST AS MUCH AS A RESPECT FOR TRADITION.

A LOOK BACK

AT PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT



 

1947

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A FOUNDATION

FOR GENERATIONS

 

 

 

 

 


Hans Strätz (left) and Franz

Fremuth (right) establish the

Optische Werke Passau in Passau,

Bavaria, Germany.

 

1950

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A FLOURISHING COMPANY

 

 

 

 

 


The company already

employs more than 150 staff

and delivers spectacles around

the world, even to Sudan.

 

1954

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A VICTIM

OF NATURE

 

 

 

 

 


The great historic flood of

July 1954 swamps the OWP

company building.

 

1956

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FIRE,

FIRE!

 

 

 

 

 


The elements attack again…

a huge fire annihilates the

factory halls, destroying every

single pair of glasses.

 

1959

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NEW GROUND

IS BROKEN

 

 

 

 

 


The new OWP factory is built –

at ground level and safe from

the nearby River Danube.

 

1960

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ANYTHING

GOES!

 

 

 

 

 


In the 1960s, extravagant

spectacles made from

celluloid appear, reflecting

the spirit of that

generation.

 

1972

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OUR PLACE

IN THE WORLD

 

 

 

 

 


Our own OWP branches

are established in France

and the Netherlands.

 

1981

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OWP DESIGN,

MY CHOICE

 

 

 

 

 


The 'OWP Design'

collection ensures the

development of the

premium segment.

 

1988

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A NEW WAY

OF THINKING

 

 

 

 

 


In the 1980s, spectacles go

through a revolution…

what was once a vision aid

becomes a fashion

accessory.

 

1990

----------

 

WE MADE IT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OWP is established as one

of the global market leaders

in the high-quality eyewear

fashion sector.

 

1998

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EXXCITING

NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002

----------

A PLACE

FOR PASSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006

----------

STRENESSE BY

GABRIELE STREHLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006

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A FRESH

FACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008

----------

THIS IS

BOSTON.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010

----------

URBAN LIFESTYLE

MEETS EYEWEAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

----------

INTERNATIONAL

DESIGN CONTEST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

----------

66 YEARS

OLD...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

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A MATCH MADE

IN PASSAU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

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FRESH, COOL, UNCOMPLICATED

 

 

 

 

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