Michael Holmes and Kay McFarlane sitting smiling


Working closely with a group of the world’s best independent eyewear designers, we pride ourselves on curating exclusive collections that represent timeless style and beauty.

Crafted only by independent artisan designers, our eyewear exemplifies contemporary modernism: a fusion of Scandinavian and Japanese design inspiration coming together to create distinctive collections evoking a boldness true only to great design.

Ethically handcrafted with the highest quality materials and latest technology, the pared back luxury of our bespoke collections offers a refreshing honesty, in both beauty and functionality.

In simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, and it is here where our curated collections are set apart, underpinned by the complexity of technology and material but connected by simple, timeless beauty.

We are Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear, New Zealand designer eyewear specialists and optometrists.


Michael Holmes and Kay McFarlane holding hands


As a family-owned business, Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear is run by husband and wife duo Kay McFarlane and Michael Holmes. Michael is the optometrist of the family while Kay is the design enthusiast whose love of mid-century modernism inspired the couple to steer the brand into its speciality – independent, artisan eyewear, a distinct step away from mainstream alternatives.

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In simplicity is the ultimate sophistication