Antonio Coffen lives a short distance from Cortina d'Ampezzo, in Domegge di Cadore, where he was born in 1952, into a family of artists.
A lover of music, poetry, life and nature, Antonio continues to dream and amaze, stimulated by the allure of nearby Venice.
His creations seamlessly combine elegance and class. The purity of details interacts with his creative flair and everything is elevated by the quality of an Italian artisan product.
Already at a tender age Antonio Coffen began spending time inside his father's eyewear laboratory, where he developed an interest in technical tools and production processes. He soon forged a passion for eyewear production and the factory setting, transforming it into a profession and vocation, the job of a lifetime.
After collaborating as a designer with top eyewear companies, in 1982 Mr. Coffen decided to make a qualitative leap in founding Brillarte, an oasis of creativity and research, where he created the prestigious Diva and Diva Trend collections.
A desire for modernity coupled with a love of challenges inspire him to create increasingly original and refined models which project the Brillarte brand into the future, onto ever new horizons.