Ørgreen was founded in 1997 by three design students Henrik Ørgreen, Gregers Fastrup and Tobias Wandrup. Each were members of the underground Danish art scene and worked with products relating to street culture and extreme sports. They collaborated and came up with an eyewear concept based on the principle of frames as pieces of art.
They took inspiration from the American classic car era (the 1950‟s Corvette as a favourite) when design was based on function as well as glamour. This artistic approach coupled with high quality materials and 400 different colour hues still remains paramount in the design process of Ørgreen frames today.
Each frame is designed and developed in Denmark but handmade in Japan (known for its high standards and quality). It can take up to 6 months to develop a single frame as each angle is considered from an artistic point of view and each trial frame is aesthetically scrutinised until perfect.