About us De Paradijsvooghel!
The “ Paradijsvooghel ! “ ( Bird of Paradise ) has a unique collection of frames from the year 1900 up to the present. Four generations of Teunissen, specialists in spectacles, have collected and compiled this assortment in the course of time. None of these frames have been worn before. The
“ Paradijsvooghel ! “ is a feast for the eye.
Owner Mijke Teunissen has decided, after 20 years of “ Stichting Nationaal Brilmuseum Amsterdam “ ( The National Museum of Spectacles Corporation of Amsterdam ) and the accompanying BM spectacles shop, to spread her wings in Bussum. A new start requires a new name and thus the “ Paradijsvooghel ! “ has landed.
The collection of the BM spectacles shop plus remaining stock can now be admired at the “ Paradijsvooghel ! “. You will find a unique and special collection of frames, pairs of sunglasses and pairs of reading glasses at very favourable prices. If you are looking for sixties style “cat-eye” frames, Dior sunglasses, an NHS pair of spectacles, an unusual pair of reading glasses ( ready to wear ), simple ones, extravagant ones; It is all there.
The “ Paradijsvooghel ! “ cooperates closely with various opticians, who can test your eyes and have lenses fabricated for you. Most of these businesses will give you a discount on lenses and will most certainly render a good service, of which setting the frames is absolutely a part.
Furthermore, the shop offers a nice assortment of gift articles, such as glass balls, optical curiosities and ornaments. Also, space has been equipped for an antiquarian bookshop with special books and back volumes of various magazines. Besides this, varying exhibitions of art are staged in the shop.
The store has a warm and cosy ambience, in which you get much personal attention. Several beverages are at your disposal all the time.
Rode jurk met witte stippen, lang rood haar, rode lippenstift, grote bruinrode bril en gympen. Mijke Teunissen zit achter een houten bureau in haar brillenwinkel De Paradijsvooghel aan de Bussumse Nassaulaan. „Met dubbel O, want dat lijkt op een bril en in het Oudhollands, omdat we vintage brillen verkopen. En Paradijsvooghel staat voor het leven door een andere bril bekijken en dat past bij mij.”
Krant De Gooi-en Eemlander door Nina Menke
Fotografie Studio Kastermans door Daniëlle van Coevorden