1961: Giovanni Marcolin Coffen recalls how, “In the Sixties, what really mattered were ideas.” He establishes Fabbrica Artigiana in Cadore, the eyewear production district in Italy’s Veneto region. The company makes its splash with the production of gold laminated arms, which, until then, were only available in plastic.

1964: The firm becomes Marcolin Occhiali Doublé, named after the material used to produce the arms.

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