Brothers Baptiste + Gianni Vuerich
When I learned of the existence of the fabulous Vuerich B. glasses a little while ago, I immediately got in touch with their creators to ask if they would like to be featured in the handmade section of this blog. To my delight, brothers Baptiste and Gianni said yes, and so a few weeks ago I went out to their studio, where they showed me parts of the process of the making of… I’m delighted to share with you today: BCN Handmade – Vuerich B.
Ready for shaping :: 2
It was a delight to meet the brothers. They make an excellent team – one designing the different styles, the other using his carpentry skills to make them. And seeing how a broken, discarded skateboard is converted into a pair of super cool glasses was great fun. In the slideshow that follows you can see (most of) these steps, and afterwards, in their own words, Baptiste and Gianni tell us a little about themselves…
Where are you from?
Baptiste + Gianni: we are brothers and we are from Belgium.
What does Barcelona mean to you?
A multicultural place with a sea view, a source of inspiration.
Any street at night, as long as I have my skateboard.
The Big Fish.
Gianni: cabinetmaker, restorer of furniture; carpentry (specialised in house manufacturing and wooden staircases).
Baptiste: skateboarder and industrial designer.
How did you get here?
By chance and the desire to get to know a different culture.
What inspires you?
When / how does inspiration strike?
Getting to work, from the material.
What do you find satisfying about the making process?
An endless journey on a zeppelin equipped with a workshop and a terrace.
Ready to sell
Vuerich B. also make glasses and sunglasses from plywood and either stain them or add gorgeous veneers in different kinds of wood. (But you probably knew that already, if you saw last week’s post!) These will be added to their website shortly. Curious about their glasses? Check out their website for the different styles, and their Facebook page for all the latest news. You can buy Vuerich B. glasses from their online shop, here, as well as selected shops around the globe.
Thanks Baptiste and Gianni, for welcoming me into your workshop and offering a behind-the-scenes view of how your glasses are hand-produced, one by one!