With a modern take on the Danish Skagen Paintings, a renowned Danish icon from the late 19th century, FLEYE Copenhagen has created an eyewear collection that captures the painters’ fabulous composition of colors and light.

The Skagen Painters were a group of Scandinavian artists, who settled in the village of Skagen to portray the remarkable light and scenery in the northernmost point of Denmark. A translucent light that merged the sea and sky. Anyone who has visited Skagen will agree that the place truly is something special, with its natural sceneries and fascinating light.

Inspired by the iconic Skagen paintings, FLEYE Copenhagen’s design team wanted to create their own inspirational artwork and began to experiment with various materials with different characteristics; solid, transparent, glossy and liquid, to see how the surfaces interacted with each other and with light.

These stunning inspirational artworks, which the FLEYE design team had created, led to the new eyewear styles for the Nordic Light collection. Here the design team could play with both matte and shiny surfaces, the soft natural light, color contrasts, and beautiful reflections – with an understated reference to the Skagen paintings.

Each frame becomes its own artistic expression when textures are combined, colors are chosen, and reflections are created.

Discover the full Nordic Light collection in our new look book