OTTOMILA is italian for 8000. The name has infinite meanings, some of them yet to be explored. It references the 14 highest peaks in the world, with an altitude greater than 8000 meters above sea level. These peaks are also known as the eight-thousanders or "gli Ottomila". The collection “8000 METRI” is inspired by the mountaineers of the 1930’s, pioneers on expeditions towards unexplored frontiers. With eyewear crafted by hand using the highest quality flat glass lens and function broken down to the essentials, they dared the sun and its reflections. Almost a century later, in a different setting, the aim is strikingly similar; "To provide the best quality filter for your eyes in the most functional light frame" The color tones are similarly elemental: silver, gold, graphite, and carbon. The eyewear is crafted entirely by hand in Italy, with an obsessive attention to detail, quality, and form which includes: – The ultra-flat tempered mineral glass lens with anti-reflex treatment. – The light weight stainless steel frame to guarantee maximum comfort and flexibility, while being resistant to stress and wear. – The case, hand crafted in Italy with genuine leather. An integral part of the product that serves as a protective glove, minimizing the volume of the eyewear when not operated. All end tips are adjustable to provide maximum comfort and stability.