Safilo Group SpA engages in the design, manufacture and distribution of prescription frames, sunglasses and sports eyewear under licensing agreements for luxury and premium brands as well as under its own brands. It operates through the Wholesale and Retail business segments. The Wholesale segment incorporates the entire business cycle of product design, research and development, production, marketing and communication, distribution, and logistics of its products. The Retail segment markets its products in specialist stores and shops worldwide. The company was founded by Guglielmo Tabacchi in 1934 and is headquartered in Padua, Italy.