Handmade in France using premium materials, the frames of François Pinton Paris retain something of their makers: the passion of those who have chosen to work with their hands. Choosing to be an artisan maker in the eyewear industry means being a part of French tradition and demands a passion for exacting standards.



The story of François Pinton eyewear originated with Robert François Pinton. After running the prestigious Maison Meyorwitz, he designed his first exclusive collections for the international elite and founded Maison François Pinton in 1953. His son Dominique and then his grandchildren continued the journey, updating the collections and offering frames with unique style. Over the decades, the models of the House have become prized objects with an incredible sense of history.



Prince Charles, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, François Mitterand, Jacques Chirac, Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Jean Poiret, Robert Redford, Arthur Elgort, Georges Burns, Nicole Croisille, Jacques Barrot, Francis Ford Coppola, Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Édouard Baladur, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Victor Vasarely, Madame de Rothschild, Colette Giacomotti, Bernadette Chirac, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Andrée Putman, Gregory Peck, and many more.

All of these names have been associated with the unmistakable style of François Pinton frames. These models were originally tailor-made with pinpoint specifications, some of which still feature in the company’s collections.