Skaga, A History of Passion

Lajos Lázár can be defined a man who re-invented himself: in the middle of the last century, he was on a sales trip to Småland, Sweden, when he suddenly found out that his factory at home in Hungary had been requisitioned. This made it impossible for him to return home.

In 1948, with the help of a small mechanic’s workshop, he started to build machines that would help him to begin manufacturing glasses. After a lot of hard work, the manufacturing side was developed further during the 1950s and Skaga eyewear began to be sold outside Sweden’s borders.

Despite having no access to materials, his experience and entrepreneurial spirit, went a long way.

In 1966, Skaga was bought by a larger concern with the aim of developing the company and selling it on. In this sense, Skaga has a heritage that few eyewear brands can rival.

The brand DNA, made of passion and craftmanship, is present also in the current collection, building a link between Mr. Lázár and today’s customer.

Design Heritage

The Swedish Genuine Design, as well as form and function, has been the focus of Skaga. Its frames are renowned for their simple, yet elegant design solutions and the care given to the finest details.

Over the years, many distinguished Swedish designers have been making Skaga eyewear with a solid knowledge of craftmanship and technology.

1960 Erik Ljungqvist
Skaga’s first full-time design employee, he prioritized the glasses need to sit comfortably on the nose and have a good fit.

1966 Carl-Arne Breger
Creator of Skaga’s exclusive collection named “Soirée” whose frames were decorated with gold and pearls.

1970 Sigvard Bernadotte
He was a Swedish count and internationally renowned industrial designer, in the 1960s, he created sophisticated frames for several Skaga collections.

1978 Sighsten Herrgård
He was a fashion designer and trendsetter who changed Swedish fashion creating the unisex all-in-one suit.