We were thrilled to meet Artsee Eyewear owner Carlos Venegas during our recent trip to Miami and equally thrilled to see him in a pair of pq eyewear frames by our friend Ron Arad. Like all the frames in his collection, these “Tottenham Court Road” sunglasses were named after a stop on the London Underground, and feature Arad’s signature A-frame silhouette. The construction of these frames reveal Arad’s experience as an architect and industrial designer. Crafted from high-quality acetate, the unique spring hinges and temples are made of nickel silver alloy. This pair of glasses also feature gold transition mirror glasses that Carlos did in-house. We love how the combination of gold and tortoiseshell makes them both sporty and formal.
It’s nice to know that Carlos is actually a fan of eyewear – in fact, that’s what inspired him to open up an eyewear store, to bring new and under-the-radar brands to the masses. In addition to pq eyewear, current brands at Artsee include Theo, Rolf Eyewear, Claire Goldsmith, Frency and Mercury and an exclusive for Christian Roth. If you’re in Miami, make sure to stop by the store and say hi!