Uglybell is a design studio focused on creating unique crafted and painted by hand Eyewear Masterpieces.
Using a pioneer way of crafting and coloring sunglasses, Nicholas Gkikas is trying to give life to his creations through re-interpreting everyday objects and gadgets, turning them into unique pieces of art.
Every pair is unique, mirroring the uniqueness of every person wearing it.
Nicholas studied Industrial Design but his creative journey started earlier, drawing graffities in the city he grew up in, Athens. His creative spirit in combination with his studies lead to the idea of drawing on eyeglass frames. The result was as he imagined…colorful, vibrant and extremely unique. Everybody was constantly asking where he bought them.
The demand showed, didn’t let the idea mature, it was obvious it had become an opportunity. Opportunity to do what he loves for living, to bring more art to people’s everyday lives.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso
In the beginning, he never imagined that his creation would spread in 16 countries to more than 6000 collectors. nor that he would be invited repeatedly for collab-exhibitions with some of the most recognised cultural pillars in the country such as:
- Museum of Cycladic Art
- Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
- Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
But striving from day one to make Wearable Masterpieces, didn’t let him make a discount on quality. Thus he paid great attention to the quality of the materials selected and developed a special coating process, which protects the frame from scratches and extreme weather conditions.
With so many color patterns and textures, the most difficult thing is to limit yourself to just one pair of Uglybell-Eyewear Masterpieces.
Every pair is unique like you!