100% MADE IN ITALY
100% Made in Italy
Luxury Market, High-Quality Sports, Fashion Eyewear, Lifestyle Eyewear, Optical Eyewear
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FROM FAMILY BUSINESS TO GLOBAL PROVIDER
It all started in the 1960s with a small family optical workshop, fueled by a passion for high-quality, innovative eyewear and the entrepreneurial spirit of Maria Negri and her beloved husband, Carmine Milone. At first, it was all about mounting lenses into frames for a large Italian manufacturer. Less than a decade later, the factory was already buzzing with many more manufacturing processes and in the late 70’s and early 80’s Carmine became the first eyewear factory owner to investigate and bring to the optical market the now well-known revolutionary nylon material, Grilamid TR90.
This innovation was a critical step that spearheaded Mirage from a small family business into a global provider of high-quality eyewear, using this lightweight and incredibly resistant Swiss material. From then on, Mirage has captured the attention of numerous renowned brands worldwide and its quality products became a benchmark for the market.
Today, the company is run by the 2nd Milone generation, Monica, Matteo and Cristiano, while the 3rd generation, starting with Jessica, is already being groomed into leadership positions. Possibly exceeding their parents expectations (or not!), the 3 siblings have taken their parents company to new heights, becoming a leader in manufacturing and quality for sunglasses and optical frames. Mirage prides itself on its long-term projects and investments such as new technologies, equipment, materials and a strong emphasis on eco-friendly products, as well as on the caring and family-like culture that defines the company’s workforce.
Mirage products bring Italian craftsmanship and tradition to far-flung corners of the world. Whether it’s sunglasses or optical frames, Mirage products are sought after by renowned American, European and Australian brands.Mirage design and engineering team is frequently recognized and appreciated for its creation of both open and custom molds.
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3D FILES ENGINEER
Executive Purchasing Manager
Although she only joined Mirage a few years ago, Elisa has integrated perfectly into the team. Graduated in Foreign Languages (International Management field) she found her favorite environment in purchasing, successfully cooperating with both Italian and foreign suppliers. Her greatest passions are reading books (better if Agatha Christie’s novels), France and of course… shopping!
Meticulous and precise, since 2006 Laura has been handling all shipments, managing export and import aspects. She loves rock music of all kinds, from classic to hard rock, as long as she can go wild! On the other side, she also enjoys hiking and cycling in nature and observing what surrounds her: listening to the sounds of nature regenerates her.