Silhouette (eyewear)

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Silhouette International Schmied AG
TypePublic Limited Company
IndustryProduction and distribution
FounderAnneliese and Arnold Schmied
Key people
Arnold Schmied, Andreas Meier, Thomas Windischbauer
Productsmanufacturer of eyewear
Revenue€ 170 million (2017)
Number of employees
1,600 (2018)

Silhouette International Schmied AG is an Austrian manufacturer of eyewear.


Silhouette International Schmied AG was founded in 1964 by Anneliese and Arnold Schmied. Since 2018, Arnold Schmied, Jr. heads the company alongside Dr. Andreas Meier and Dr. Windischbauer. The company has 1,600 employees and 13 international distribution companies. Exports account for 95% of its production. Silhouette eyewear is available in over 100 countries. In 2017, around 5.5 million pairs of glasses were sold worldwide (including 2 million in Europe alone) under the company’s brands, Silhouette, adidas Sport eyewear and neubau eyewear. The company reported €170 million in revenue.


Silhouette is known for its “Titan Minimal Art” eyewear. Since 2017, the company is full-service provider of lenses and frames. Since 1993, Silhouette International has been producing sports eyewear under the licensed brand adidas Sport eyewear. In 2016, the neubau eyewear brand is launched, with urban lifestyle and sustainability as its core elements.[1]


  1. ^ "Optica Carmit". Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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