MNK x BF - Design Process

After first identifying a synergy between Mamnick and Banton Frameworks, I approached them any proposed the idea of producing a limited pair of sunglasses manufactured in their workshop near Glasgow. After numerous conversations via email and phone, the dimensional drawings (seen below) outline their very first ‘full acetate frame’ which I am happy Mamnick can be a part of.

Produced from premium acetate, the cotton based bio-polymer is sourced from a globally renowned Italian supplier. The tones of the acetate are warm with hints of orange and red. During design development the acetate board produced an amber glow across the numerous dimensional drawings and wire frame elevations. Comparatively unusual beside their current range of acetates, the honey-like qualities of this acetate has lustre similar to that of marble or horn.

The Mamnick x Banton Frameworks icon; featured across all literature and branding relative to the project throughout. This icon will also feature on the packaging which will revealed later. Collectively we opted to implement both our minimal logos, positioned alongside each other, this layout yielded geometric contrast, joined by the collaborative diagonal line. A nod towards Modernism.

These frames will come fitted with polarised Polaroid lenses (non-prescription) at the  pre-order price of £190.00. Limited in number. More details specification can also be read here

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Mamnick x Banton Frameworks

Mamnick x Banton Frameworks

After long and overdue input on this journal, it gives me great pleasure to announce a collaboration with Scottish based brand Banton Frameworks. 

As part of our collaboration we have created a full acetate sunglasses frame. Produced completely in the BF workshop, just outside Glasgow. The combination of precision processes and handmade craftsmanship were used to create this bespoke design, created under Mamnick’s mantra of  doing ”One thing at a time, as beautiful as possible”.

These frames will come with sun lenses included within the pre-order price of £190.00. We are also able to offer prescription sun lenses or prescription spectacle lenses upon request too, please email me if this is something you would require ( 

The design is a bold frame sporting a lowered bridge and sharp rectangular styling - This is a carefully handmade frame for those who want a rectangular frame for their sunglasses or specs.

  • Handmade in Glasgow, UK.
  • Over 40 processes involved in making one frame.
  • Fine Italian acetate
  • Polished for 36 hours.
  • Stainless steel rivets.
  • Manually formed bridge (for comfort).
  • Aviation grade aluminium temples (lightweight and adjustable).
  • Acetate temple tips provide for smooth on/off comfort.

We will continue to post images of the development of this fine product as it happens via twitter and instagram (@mamnick). 

Thank you for your continued support and interest in Mamnick.




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