From Medical device to a must have
20 January 2017

The sociologist Dario De Vico, on the Italian newspaper Corriere della sera, has recently said that this was possible by introducing “the added value of the fashion brand”, moving the “glasses directly into the world of fashion”. A statement very close to Univet which started twenty years ago right with the manufacturing, as a subcontractor, of glasses for the fashion sector, for the main “fashion maisons” such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Armani, Tom Ford, YSL, Fendi, Givenchy, Ferrè, Carrera e Zero RH+, iconic brands of the luxury which are looking for special shapes of glasses in order to make them a distinctive feature, immediately recognizable.
Thanks to this formative experience, Univet decided to transfer into the safety glasses the concepts of style, quality and Italian design typical of the luxury glasses, an innovative intuition also because, at that time, at the end of the Nineties, in Italy there was no manufacturer at all of personal protection equipment in the specific eyewear protection.
The business vision did soon become real: Univet is today the Italian leader and among the first players in the world, in the manufacturing of personal protection glasses, laser protection or the ones for the Clean Room application, as well as for the magnifying systems for surgery and dentistry. For two years running, in 2015 and 2016, Univet has won the design oscar, the international award Red Dot.