In 2019 the Kirk family celebrate 100 years in optics since Sidney and Percy Kirk opened their first London workshop in 1919. Three generations later, inspired by their heritage and twenty years of passion for eyewear, Jason and Karen Kirk launched Kirk & Kirk. As well as designing the Kirk & Kirk collections, the duo are key influencers within the industry, often commentating on trends, techniques and the future of the industry. In addition to this, they design collections for other optical and fashion companies, offering support in manufacturing, brand development and communication. Kirk & Kirk is designed in England and handmade in France using specially developed acrylic with a combination of traditional and modern production techniques.