How we make our frames
What's in a Bailey Nelson frame?
Our design team is based in Sydney, 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 a natural cotton that is comfortable but also very malleable, ideal for heating and cooling to get the perfect fit. We source our acetate from world class suppliers including a renowned company with over 150 years of experience in producing premium quality acetate.
Our German engineered barrelled hinges have been tested to more than 100,000 uses! That’s right, after 100,000 tests they were still working in perfect order. We always use the highest hinge-barrel count a frame will allow to add strength and to ensure your frames last their longest life with you.
Our custom wire cores feature our BN wordmark, face shape engravings or wave pattern (a homage to our coastal roots) and are designed in Sydney, German engineered and crafted in China. 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 high quality hinges to allow for smoother movement and functionality over a longe 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.