Altina Schinasi, the ‘Cat-Eye’ Eyeglass Frame Designer, Celebrated on Google Doodle

Google Doodle aaj US-based designer Altina Schinasi ki jeevan ko manata hai. Unhe sabse zyada ‘cat-eye’ eyeglass frame design ke liye mashhoor jaana jaata hai. Google Altina ke 116ve janamdin ko ek doodle ke madhyam se manata hai jismein Altina ko ek cat-eye frame wale eyeglass ke andar dikhaya gaya hai.

Google Doodle blog post ke anusar, Altina ko 1907 mein Manhattan, New York mein immigrant parents ke ghar mein paida kiya gaya tha. Unki kalakari yatra unhe Manhattan ke galiyon se lekar Paris ke vibrant art galleries tak le gayi, jahan unhone apne rangmanch ke liye passion ko pursue kiya.

Altina Schinasi: Designer ka safar

Altina ko 1907 mein America ke Jewish parents ke ghar mein paida kiya gaya tha. Ghar par home tutored hone ke baad, Altina ne Horace Mann School mein padhai ki aur unki age 12 saal ki thi jab unhone apne ghar se door rahne ke liye Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Massachusetts mein admission liya.

Apni graduation ke turant baad, Altina ko Paris le gayi gayi unke maa. Wahan, Altina ne apne cousin Rene Bensussan ke saath rangmanch ki padhai ki. Bensussan ke saath adhik samay bitate huye, unhone kala ke prati gehri ruchi develop ki. Jab woh New York laut aayi, toh unhone Roerich Museum mein Samuel Halpert ke saath padhai ki.

Khidkiyan design karne se lekar ‘cat-eye’ frames banane tak Altina ke design seekhne ke baad unki pehli naukri Peter Copeland ke saath thi. Unhone unke saath Fifth Avenue ke stores ke liye khidkiyan design karne ka project kiya. Is naukri mein unhe Salvador Dali ke saath kaam karne ka mauka mila.

Unki baad ki zindagi mein, Altina ne design ke kshetra mein apni avishkaron ke liye kai patents darj karwaye. Lekin unka breakthrough early on hua jab unhone Harlequin eyeglass frame ya ‘cat-eye’ frame ko banaya aur market mein launch kiya, jo late 1930s mein glamour ko define karta tha.

Unke eyeglass frames ki yeh idea unhe ek optician ki dukan ke khidkiyon mein bekar frames dekhne par aaya tha. Unhe woh kuch khaas pasand nahi aaye aur unhone kuch aisa romantic aur whimsical banane ka irada kiya.

“Kya koi aisa design nahi ho sakta, jo eyeglasses ko khubsoorat bana de! Kya kisi chehre par accha lagta hai? Kya chehre ko khubsurat banata hai? Kya koi aisa cheez hai jo ek aurat apne chehre par pehen sake jo romantic ho?” unhone socha.

Altina ne Harlequin mask ko starting point mana aur unhone frames ko envision karke masks mein kaatna shuru kiya. Jab production set up ho gayi aur department stores ke saath deals ho gaye, toh unhone ek office kholi jahan se unhone marketing aur distribution ki dekhbhal ki.

1939 mein, Altina ko avant-garde eyeglass frame ko proper fashion accessory mein badalne ke liye Lord & Taylor Annual American Design Award mila.

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