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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
For connoisseurs appreciating the finest that life has to offer, Robb Reportis 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:
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.”
Nader Zadi launches rare limited edition sunglasses emulating the 8th phase (appearance) of the waxing moon, with a rectangular double dip crescent shape and midnight blue gradient lenses, reflecting an expanding illumination.
The artist’s creation harmonizes art and craftsmanship all by hand. Features include four total curves or crescents on each side, representing the four key phases of each month, with repeating curves on the center piece. The lenses are hand edged and mounted with a bridge in white gold, accented with ornate filigree and solid gold nose pads, origin circa 1920.
“As an artist, I am inspired by the different phases of the moon, which influence my visions, creativity, and passion I invest into my craft. My most exquisite works are created during the waxing stage. These sunglasses convey my perspective on the phrase ‘once in a blue moon’ – a rare frame and occurrence indeed.”
The Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is a distinguished brand in luxury hospitality recognized for the highest standards of excellence in service, design, and guest experiences. Their exclusive in-room magazine covers inspiring and fascinating content about style, fine food, exotic travel destinations, and in this issue an emphasis on the art of craftsmanship. An introduction to celebrated artisans and their craft, paying tribute to artisanship, showcasing products made by hand, meticulous hand tailoring, custom design, couture creations made of the best materials by the best of the best – aficionados and artisans passionate about the intricacies of their craft. Amongst the features, includes this article “For Your Eyes Only” in which Nader Zadi is Bespoken for.