Vivarium is the name of the first collection developed by Jason Kirk and his wife Karen through their new company, Kirk & Kirk, founded without any outside investors. Named after a famous scientist from the Victorian era, when the English culture revolved around science and nature, the Vivarium collection is made from a special metallic acrylic in the Jura region of France, where the couple was previously manufacturing their Kirk Originals collection. The glasses are decorated with a specially designed animal pin in gold or silver, crafted in Birmingham, England. The couple moved from France to Brighton, England about two years ago. They work with an international sales manager, Julien Jarraud. At the Silmo Village, where the new line will be presented, Kirk & Kirk will be looking for distribution partners, particularly in Asia.