Frame repairs and adjustments
Please note that we do not offer eye exams at this store. For eye exams in Edinburgh, please visit our New Town location.
Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
88-92 West Bow,
A Cubitts love story.
Cubitts Old Town is an ode to Scottish modernism, inspired by textile designer Bernat Klein (1922–2015), who introduced vibrant colour into Scottish textiles - producing innovative fashion fabrics for the couture houses of Europe, such as Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. The store pays particular homage to the magnificent Klein House he commissioned in 1957, designed by modernist architect Peter Womersley, and sitting on a beautiful plot 35 miles south of Edinburgh.
The single storey house is divided into eight foot parts, with an inventive combination of materials, including exotic hardwoods and primary yellow and green internal and external tiling. Alongside the custom cabinetry is a selection of mid century furniture, including Teak Afromosia Armchairs by R. W. Toothill, from across the border in Newton Aycliffe, softened by a woollen Bernat Klein throw.
Similarly our Old Town store is bedecked with sleek wooden panelling and modular shelving, proudly displaying our spectacles and sunglasses. The store features Kenneth Rowntree’s (1915 – 1997) textile Full Measure, produced by the Edinburgh Weavers in 1957, as well as canvas paintings inspired by Klein’s textiles.