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Characters and Charactersitics of Luxury

October 25, 2014
By Nader Zadi

A recent market survey concludes that 64% of urban Chinese people identified “craftsmanship” as the word that best described luxury, compared to 58% who said “expensive” and 53% who said “status”.

Read the full survey here:

http://www.warc.com/LatestNews/News/Craftsmanship_defines_luxury_in_China_.news?ID=32771#

 

Accessorize the Urban Rider

October 24, 2014
By Nader Zadi
Accessorize the Urban Rider

Today’s urban cyclists have a great array of options when it comes to styling their ride to reflect (literally and figuratively) a unique expression of their style.  Mirror, and mirrored lenses optional.

Read more from The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/fashion/for-the-bike-to-work-generation-a-move-to-fashionable-high-tech-clothing.html?rref=fashion&module=Ribbon&version=origin&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Fashion%20%26%20Style&pgtype=article

Maison Bonnet & The Art of Craftsmanship

October 23, 2014
By Nader Zadi

The term hand made is often loosely used to denote the quality and caliber of a product, and the artisans and craftsmen that invest their vocational passions to produce true luxury marvels also go unnoticed.  Not in this case however, as the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal describe the specialty of Maison Bonnet, a family business since 1930, committed to make bespoke spectacles using old world techniques that require numerous hours to complete one pair of eyeglasses.  Using natural tortoise shell and buffalo horn, frames are sculpted by hand, with skill and craftsmanship for the discerning few.

Read full article here:

http://online.wsj.com/articles/maison-bonnets-spec-tacular-glasses-1407449942

http://howtospendit.ft.com/personal-luxuries/63031-maison-bonnet

 

Let There Be A Craftsman – Luxury Was Born

October 22, 2014
By Nader Zadi
Let There Be A Craftsman – Luxury Was Born

Walpole British Luxury, a representative body of Britain’s finest luxury brands, attemps to detail the distinction between luxury and craftsmanship.  Are the two converging, diverging, or part in the same?  Read full article below:

http://www.thewalpole.co.uk/craftsmanship-in-luxury

Blue Shirt to Match

October 20, 2014
By Nader Zadi

An expert spokesperson of Cora International, the current owner of the Blue Moon Diamond talks about this rare gem in this Bloomberg interview, and demonstrates blue color coordination with this shirt selection.  Well done!  See video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erkf7VNabrk

Blue Moon Diamond

October 16, 2014
By Nader Zadi
Blue Moon Diamond

The Blue Moon Diamond, featured in Forbes, and on display at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, is a 12 carat flawless beauty considered to be one of the rarest gems in the world.

 

 

Being fond of colors and their brilliance, coordinating this diamond with it’s sister accessory is no easy task.

 

 

Artisans of Eyewear

September 25, 2013
By Nader Zadi
Artisans of Eyewear

Highlighting the craft of designers and artisans of bespoke and luxury eyewear, this article in Eyecare Business talks about the passion behind the craft, the specialized focus, and the elite clientele “clamoring for something highly differentiated…fit for a king”, including this on Nader Zadi’s Bespoke Atelier:

http://www.eyecarebusiness.com/articleviewer.aspx?articleID=108852

One Optician’s Bespoke Atelier
Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Customeyes is a truly unique optical shop. Led by optician Nader Zadi, ABOC, Customeyes is an exclusive vintage and bespoke eyewear atelier. The focus here is to craft truly custom eyewear to fit clients perfectly.

The process begins with clients selecting colors and style directions from Zadi’s extensive collection of antique frames. He then creates a new interpretation that perfectly complements the client’s facial features, proportions, and complexion. Here, we check in with the designer/optician on his passion for a luxurious and uncommon craft.

WHAT IS YOUR PASSION? To create aesthetically supreme masterpieces that fit, function, and flatter my clients’ facial features, image, and lifestyle. The elements of art, old-world craftsmanship, and precision optical standards are harmonized to produce luxury, one-of-a-kind eyewear that is classic, timeless, and elegant.

WHY HAS THIS BECOME YOUR FOCUS? I’m an artist. There is no substitute for an authentic expression of excellence and artistry that is instantly recognized, identifiable, and inspiring. Extending these qualities and personalizing it for the client makes it that much more meaningful and valuable.

WHAT IS YOUR PRICE RANGE FOR BESPOKE EYEWEAR? Starting from $1,800 and up.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CRAFT ONE FRAME? The process takes from four to six weeks, depending on design variables, anomalies in facial symmetry, and work volume.

WHO IS THE CUSTOMER FOR YOUR BESPOKE FRAMES? Affluent, professional men between the ages of 45 and 70 who wish to distinguish their look to parallel their social and professional distinction. Mostly, they fly in from out of state and from other countries. They are connoisseurs of luxury and seek the highest caliber of personalization in their wardrobe and lifestyle.

The Focal Point on Custom Eyewear

September 16, 2013
By Nader Zadi
The Focal Point on Custom Eyewear

With a focus on custom eyewear, the process, and new technologies, the following article in Forbes articulates the custom territory and names a few of the players in the market, including Nader Zadi’s perspective on bespoke eyewear:

Looking for Brilliance in Customized Eyewear

March 4, 2013
By Nader Zadi
Looking for Brilliance in Customized Eyewear
America’s premiere financial publication, highly regarded for it’s content
and stories on the markets and investments, featured this article about the
“Fashions and Passions in the World of Wealth” in Barron’s quarterly issue,
Penta Magazine – a commentary on Bespoke Spectacles made by Nader Zadi.
Click below to read article

Inspire Travel Magazine – Singapore

January 16, 2013
By Nader Zadi
Inspire Travel Magazine – Singapore

INSPIRE Travel is a quarterly magazine that reaches a niche group of discerning club readers and business tycoons who indulge in high-end travel options for leisure and business.  Within it’s pages of editorial coverage capturing style, elegance, arts,  leisure and travel at its finest, includes this feature on Nader Zadi Eyewear.

 

Luxury Eyewear from the 1800′s

November 23, 2012
By Nader Zadi
Luxury Eyewear from the 1800′s

If James Bond was around a century ago, he would likey be outfitted with these gold eyeglasses and ultra cool silver case.  This is definitly to be included in the collection of 007 gadget collection.

Tortoise Shell Eyeglasses

September 18, 2012
By Nader Zadi
Tortoise Eyeglasses

 
Nader Zadi Introduces Yogi Spectacles to “Enlighten” Vision
  
This is how glasses do yoga:
 
Luxury eyewear designer, Nader Zadi, has introduced yogic spectacles to function as instruments for vision.  They house the lenses that refract light, thereby “enlightening” the eyes of the wearer for enhanced vision. 
 
The spectacles demonstrate their agility by folding and wrapping the arms into various “postures” that fit into a miniature pouch.  These folding spectacles, from Mr. Zadi’s personal archives originate from the 1920′s and are composed of tortoise shell with gold and silver bridges, rivets, and hinges that were engineered to swivel and fold specifically for this purpose.

Robb Report Turkey – Alternative Vision

September 12, 2012
By Nader Zadi
Robb Report Turkey

The flag of Turkey, called “Ay yildiz” literally means moon star.  It depicts a white cresent and a star on a red banner, Albayrak. 

Interestingly, and by coincidence, the crescent shaped reading glasses by Nader Zadi are featured and articulated in Robb Report Turkey.  In this issue, a well composed editorial discussing the elements, design, and inspiration of fine luxury eyewear. 

Click below to read article:

Gozluk

Robb Report: Visionary Glasses

August 17, 2012
By Nader Zadi
Robb Report: Visionary Glasses

For connoisseurs appreciating the finest that life has to offer, Robb Report is their go to resource for ultra luxury products from the most prestigious luxury brands around the world, providing expert insight about a variety of topics, which include luxury cars, yachts, private jets, fine jewelry and watches, and this fashion section, features Nader Zadi’s limited edition sunglasses.  Click below to read article:

http://robbreport.com/Fashion/Visionary-Glasses

Ametrine Sunglasses – United Colors of a Gemstone

July 25, 2012
By Nader Zadi
Ametrine Sunglasses – United Colors of a Gemstone
Nader Zadi unveils limited edition sunglasses inspired by a rare gemstone found in the Anahi mine in Bolivia, Ametrine.
 
The artist’s creation exhibits a diamond like faceted lens shaded in three vertical zones of lavender starting at the nasal, yellow in the center, and peach towards the temple.  This pattern represents the display of colors that naturally occur within ametrine; a hybrid quartz gemstone composed of amethyst and citrine.  The lenses are crowned with a filigreed yellow gold bridge from the 1930′s.
 
“On a color spectrum, lavender and yellow are distant hues, but the beauty of ametrine naturally converges the diversity of these colors side by side.”
 
 
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