Copenhagen presents the Silent Noise collection, reinterpreting the universe of
silent movies and the fact that you can tell a story without the use of words.
Our collection “Silent Noise” is a tribute to the Danish
silent movie actress Asta Nielsen. Asta Nielsen was one of the most popular
leading ladies of the 1910’s and one of the first international movie stars. She
grew up under cramped conditions but rose from the dust and became one of the
best paid actresses in the world.
A trip down memory lane to the post-war era led to the inspiration
process for our new collection, where the idea was to visualize Asta Nielsen
and the diva lifestyle she lived for many years. Our design team began
experimenting with shattered glass as a symbol of champagne glasses, shadows
and feathers to create the inspirational environment that characterizes the
The different movements of the elements created shadows
and thereby made it possible to capture the essence of silent movies that is to
tell a story without words.
color combination for the Silent Noise collection is based on old Asta Nielsen
movie posters. The posters were full of color and attitude, which inspired the
design team to create an expressive color palette.
Asta Nielsen, the movie posters and the work with the inspirational environment
has been directly transferred to new colorways and engravings in the eyewear
designs. One will notice that the design team has been working with
contradictions in both colors and expressions.