The story behind our spring summer collection

Verhaal van: Koen

Wooden sunglasses by Gobi | Gobi Amsterdam

Wilmar and I are proud to present our Spring Summer 2017 collection. It explores new combinations of colors and materials inspired by the contrast of the Gobi Desert to which I travelled back in 2009.


This has resulted in our range of new, refreshed and sometime redesigned classical sunglass designs. We always use deep gradient lenses, laminated wooden temples and natural palettes of desert landscapes, reflected in the acetate frames.


We just wanted to quickly guide you through each model. Furthermore we will talk about one of the designs in a bit more detail to give you a flavor of how we came up with this specific range. Al our models come with stainless hinges, so don’t worry you won’t get any rusting on those babies. And of course prescription lenses are also available for (y)our convenience.


J.C. Series

This minimalistic, round model is a classic/has a classic design that will attract attention. It is very much a unisex model and best for small to medium faces. One of the stars of our collection the J.C. Rose Earth for example has a nude tortoise acetate frame combined with pitch black temples.


J.C. Rose earth zonnebril van hout | Gobi Amsterdam


V.G. Series

V.G. is a straightforward rectangular frame for man or woman. Simply the most recognizable style in sunglasses. This unisex model combines a timeless and classical style and modern accents. It’s a perfect model for those who respect style and function,without any of the fuss. One of the more outspoken and also popular examples is the V.G. Oasis which combines the fresh green of a desert oasis with white-green striped birch temples.



A.V. Series

A.V. has a strong design with a modern and sophisticated look. It’s sweeping raised brow line and rectangular lenses create an ideal unisex frame. Our A.V. Havana is a classical model which has a spotted light and dark brown frame, adding beautiful wooden temples to it.



M.P. Series

M.P. is a classic with a twist; a 1960’s inspired style reinterpreted for the modern man or woman. Features a soft upswept lens shape with a gentle curve. In the M.P. Sand you will see the gold yellow of the dessert sand in the acetate frame, combined with a set of dark wooden temples.



Please tell us what favorite model is if you’d like to. Any suggestions you might have for future collections are also more than welcome. We hope you enjoy our brand and products.


Koen Gobi


Check out our full collection here

Photography by Maikel Thijssen


I have a few dreams in my life; here’s some of them:

  • Discover the world
  • Own a cottage out in the woods by a lake (have a zip line over the water)
  • Learn how to surf

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