Barcelona is a unique city. It makes a perfect cross between tradition with centuries of history and the irreverence of modern artistic movements. It has given the world artists and designers that we easily recognize. Etnia Barcelona is faithful to all this heritage and reflects it in its unique eyewear, which leaves no one indifferent. In this article we review those distinguishing elements of Etnia Barcelona.
The know-how of tradition
Although the brand was born as such in 2001 by the hand of David Pellicer, its history is more than 100 years old. Its journey began in a small workshop with Fulgencio Ramo, David Pellicer’s grandfather, and has continued through different generations. That is why tradition is one of the brand’s pillars.
Color, color and… more color
Another pillar of the brand is color. For a long time, the predominant colors were black and brown. The launch of the Ibiza model was a turning point. Since then, Etnia Barcelona has designed glasses with all colors, creating exclusive prints and original combinations of each model, taking into account the trends of the moment, but always with irreverence and exclusivity.
Art and culture
Another differentiating aspect of Etnia Barcelona’s frames is their relationship with culture, art and the movements that are formed around it. That is why it is linked to artists, designers, painters and musicians.
That is why this brand isn’t often for everyone. Etnia Barcelona designs eyewear that goes beyond fashion and trends. Its eyeglasses and sunglasses are sophisticated and glamorous, designed for dynamic, risk-taking persons with strong character.
#BeAnartist… What is it?
One of the artistic movements that has made the most use of the brand is the #BeAnartist, with deep human and ecological roots.
It is a global campaign that associates the brand with art, beyond the distinctive values of Etnia Barcelona: color, quality and design. It tries to define an identity: rebellious, bold, free, an anarchist artist, Anartist.
The glasses express the personality. That’s why this collection tries to connect with people who, in their daily lives, have the same non-conformist and rebellious character.
Some collections of Etnia Barcelona related to art
Ignasi Monreal Collection, OJO
This is an exclusive, limited edition capsule collection of jade-inspired sunglasses designed in three new colors: lavender, green and tan.
David Bowie Tribute Collection
David Bowie shares the free spirit and anarchist attitude that is representative of Etnia Barcelona. Bowie has not only been an icon for artists, outsiders and free thinkers of all kinds.
Jean Michel Basquiat Collection
This exclusive collection is a tribute to the world of graffiti and street art. A collection based on three of his works, all having the same common denominator: the three points of his crown.
Wild Love in Africa Collection
Collection inspired by the intense colors of the savannah and the energy of its inhabitants.
Art and technology
Etnia Barcelona works with Barberini mineral glass lenses and HD Colors technology, which brings out and intensifies primary colors. Thanks to the use of rare earth elements, it offers unmatched durability and an unparalleled visual experience.
All lenses use the best coatings to deliver the best visual experience:
- Anti-reflective: get rid of those annoying light reflections.
- Anti-scratch: No more scratches on your lenses.
- Oleophobic: Forget those annoying fingerprint smudges.
- Hydrophobic: keep your glasses clean.
Frames made with natural materials.
- Acetate: the frames are made of the highest quality natural materials, such as Mazzucchelli acetate, which comes from cotton and wood, ensuring maximum comfort.
- Metal: high quality metal frames with a unique finishing touch.
- Titanium: frames are made from pure Japanese titanium to offer the lightest and most durable design. Hypoallergenic material.