Perfectly attuned with our “EyeArt” style feature this month, Italian-based family factory THEMA introduces a special collaboration with renowned Italian artist Katia Moltisanti for a unique hand-painted eyewear collection.

An accomplished artist with an art gallery in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, Moltisanti developed a profound passion for creativity at a young age, studying illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, followed by oil techniques and figure drawing at the New York Academy of Art. Throughout her artistic journey, Moltisanti has presented captivating solo art exhibitions in Italy and the U.S., often featuring reflections in water and vegetation as subjects of her masterpieces. Her large format paintings invite viewers to experience gratitude and joy toward life and nature. Exploring innovative ways to blend painting with textile processes, her evocative images are printed on sumptuous fabrics such as velvet, silk and organic cottons, creating a mesmerizing line of wearable art handmade in Italy.

The collaboration combines Thema’s expertise in creating eco-friendly and fully customizable eyewear with Moltisanti’s artistic finesse. Each frame in the limited-edition collection is hand painted with meticulous detail by the artist, infusing every piece with authenticity. A seamless fusion of creativity and craftsmanship, the collection captures the essence of both Thema and Moltisanti’s artistic visions. Manufactured by Thema’s skilled artisans at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in Miami, the frames in the collection embody the spirit of Italian craftsmanship combined with the passion of St. John’s artistic environment. “We are thrilled to partner with Katia Moltisanti for this extraordinary collaboration,” says Giulia Valmassoi, CEO at Thema USA. “Her artistic brilliance combined with our dedication to eco-friendly and customizable eyewear creates a unique collection that resonates with the individuality of each wearer.”

The special partnership between Thema and Moltisanti epitomizes their shared dedication to the beauty of nature and artistry, and discerning eyewear lovers and art enthusiasts alike are sure to appreciate these eye art pieces from true artists of the frame.

—Christine Yeh