Here you can get your own bespoke and handmade spectacles. We make them in buffalo horn – an exceptionally strong and light organic material. Buffalo horn has been improved through evolution for millions of years, when buffalos fought hard battles with each other, and the gene pool of the strongest were passed on through generations. The result today is second to none when you want to make spectacles. Horn is a beautiful, demanding but also grateful material to work with when you master the craft. A pair of buffalo horn spectacles from Cold Heggem are unique. We design and manufacture eyewear specifically for you, so it can last for life. We never compromise on quality. Our suppliers of eyeglass lenses is Zeiss. We offer comprehensive eye examinations using advanced technology from Zeiss operated by a skilled optometrist.
Rasmus Cold, the designer behind Cold Heggem, has since 2010 from his workshop in Copenhagen developed a vast catalogue of unique eyewear designs. Customers come from all over the world. His inseparable companion and partner is Irene Heggem, organizer and CEO, who makes the wheels turn and customers aware of the beauty and wisdom of the company’s products. Irene Heggem and Rasmus Cold are on a mission to endorse the virtues of the exceptional product, that a handmade, bespoke pair of spectacles in buffalo horn is. Surprisingly, this is necessary. The manufacturing of spectacles in buffalo horn is an almost forgotten craft, replaced by cheaper and lesser materials, that on the other hand are more suitable for industrial mass production.
Rasmus Cold and Irene Heggem sees it as their duty to fight for the craft – without shortcuts or compromises – partly because they love it, but especially because the end product is superior in quality and functionality.
We strive to marry design and craftsmanship, arts and sciences, aesthetics and precision – for your benefit. As a customer here you meet and interact with both the designer but also with the craftsman who manufacture your spectacles with his hands. When you acquire your spectacles here, this meeting and the process is imperative. Both the design expertise and the manufacturing expertise are available to you in your search for the perfect spectacles. The conversation and cooperation with our customer is very important to us. It is exactly what makes a pair of spectacles from Cold Heggem a unique and original product, that you will not find anywhere else.
All faces are different. That’s why the dimensions of your spectacles must always be adjusted to your face with precision. Another thing is that the design can send very different signals on different faces. Maybe you are good at assessing this ‘language’, and maybe you’re not. In any case our customization process is your guarantee of a clarification of what different designs can contribute with, when you want to find spectacles, that fits your personality. And at the same time fits perfectly on your face.
At Cold Heggem the craft of designing is married with the craft of manufacturing individual spectacles in buffalo horn. To our knowledge, we are the only ones in the world who practice this fusion of disciplines. And given how obvious and fruitful this marriage is, it still amazes us that it is so rare. But in return we are blessed with happy and satisfied customers. And our belief in the value of our mission is strengthened.
We call our practice and philosophy Sustainable Optics – and we mean sustainable in every sense. Our production is 100% sustainable and our relationship with suppliers, partners, employees and customers is based on respect and durability. But first and foremost as our customer you will have spectacles in the best possible material that fits perfectly, designed personally to you. That’s durability in every sense of the word, and it means there’s a good chance you can use the spectacles for the rest of your life. We strive for originality, authenticity and honesty. That’s true sustainability. Read more about sustainability at Cold Heggem here (in the section ‘100% sustainable’).
Our shops in Copenhagen, Denmark
Cold Heggem Optic Cold Heggem Optic
Pistolstræde 6 Toldbodgade 16
1102 København K 1253 København K
Opening hours: Opening hours:
Thursday-friday 11:00-17:00 Wednesday 11:00-17:00
Saturday 11:00-14:00 Or by appointment
Or by appointment
Tel: +45 26818051
We are ambassadors for Lukashuset, Denmark's only hospice for children and young patients. The Lukashuset was founded by Sankt Lukas Stiftelsen in 2015 without public funding and provides a place where children and young patients can stay with their families. When buying our leather products, as well as our Reading Magnifier, 7 euros goes to Lukashuset.