Every Bailey Nelson frame is designed in-house, where our team puts together mood boards for inspiration, sketches initial designs, and maps out product details for prototyping.
By drawing inspiration from current trends and bygone eras, their design vision intuitively honours the past whilst provoking the future.
Acetate is strong, light, hypoallergenic, and easily repairable, not to mention endlessly colourful and customisable. Our acetates are made by a family-owned Italian company; Mazzuchelli, who develop all our acetates, from our kaleidoscopic tortoiseshells to our translucent crystals.
Our metal components
Our metal components including hinges and custom wire cores are intricately designed by German engineers before being crafted at their factory in Shenzhen.
From our custom wire cores and the BN wordmark to our face shape engravings and wave pattern (an homage to coastal roots)—no detail is spared.
After our acetate is cut into frame fronts using a high-tech CNC machine, it’s tumbled with wood chips and polished for seven days.
Our frame fronts and arms are then attached together via our custom five-barrel hinges that were created exclusively by us to allow for smoother movement and functionality over a long period of time.
Our frames are then carefully assembled and sent through a series of quality checks.
We custom-cut and polish the edges of your lenses, which have been treated with anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings to ensure strength, clarity and comfort.
By going direct from design to manufacture and ultimately into your hands, we cut our cost margin down in comparison to industry standards. We make sure you get what you pay for and more so that you leave with a smile from eye to eye.