Homage to Bari
Words Editorial Staff
Liberty, the limited edition of Bayria Eyewear pays homage to the symbol of Bari: Palazzo Mincuzzi
With the limited edition "Liberty", Bayria Eyewear wanted to pay tribute to the city from which it borrows its name, Bari precisely, where in 1928, Palazzo Mincuzzi, one of the symbols of the city was erected. It is a masterpiece in Art Nouveau style, intended for the sale of fabrics and precious goods, designed by the architect Aldo Forcignano.
Palazzo Mincuzzi is one of the pearls in Italian Art Nouveau style: the façade is a riot of masks, marble decorations, ashlar pilasters and columns and hides inside an imposing staircase surmounted by a dome elegantly covered in glass tiles bathed in gold, a distinctive element of the architecture.
The unique and sinuous frame Liberty recalls all the elements of Palazzo Mincuzzi: the front has squiggles that bring to mind the Ionic capitals of the façade of the palace, strictly in matt black Osaka acetate, the same black that recurs throughout the design of the building, from the internal railings to the sign.
The lenses, burgundy with internal anti-reflective, are inspired by the color that the façade acquires with the reverberation of the lights. The hedgehog rods, on the other hand, are made of gold metal, a color that flickers between the external windows and dominates the space, enhancing the geometries of the Liberty decorations, bringing to mind the dome decorated with gold glass tiles.