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Maragu – The Greek Wooden Sunglasses

For some an exotic country, for others a magical place, for us home. Every day is unique in Maragu as we choose to seize it and live in the present moment. We don’t follow convention, we never compromise. We live in our own style and we seek to create our individual path. Every Maragu loves designing, producing and engraving wooden pieces of art. Why wood? Because wood is an integral part of our country. It gives color, scent, texture, endurance, flexibility, differentiation and, above all, is an intrinsic part of our culture. For us, this is freedom – to handcraft in an extraordinary and inventive fashion. Working with wood is an integrated part of our studio’s heritage. We reflect 50 years of accumulated history in wooden handcrafting as the Maragu label embodies two generations of carpenters. The name, Maragu, derives from the Greek for “carpenter” but, for us, further references an exotic destination, emblematic of the Maragu collective. We represent an exotic corner of Europe with a refined quality of living, translating to our frames. Each piece is designed according to the timeless and universal aesthetics of our culture from antiquity to present. At the heart of the Maragu experience is a multisensory indulgence.

Our eyepieces are made so as to be felt when worn, a vehicle for vision, heard through a familiar wooden knock when rested on a surface and even smelt. Indeed, to enhance the olfactory satisfaction we add a pouch containing aromatic wild wood that is packaged with our eyewear.Carefully selecting the lumber and refining it by hand provides us with absolute autonomy over the quality of our materials, which consist of Greek Walnut, Rosewood, Olivewood and Maple. The production process is based on what we call the “one-piece wooden pair of sunglasses”. Namely, every pair of shades is made out of a singular piece of wood instead of several parts joined together, as per the most popular process in the creation of wooden sunglasses. Needless to say, each pair is unique and therefore not identical to any other as two pieces of wood are never exactly alike. The result of this painstaking but inspiring process is a more durable, sophisticated and luxurious pair of wooden sunglasses.Our designs are standout and innovative in a fragmented market, with one of the leading designers at our helm. George Drakidis is renowned for his trend-inspiring and revolutionary approach by applying his immaculate aesthetics to the Maragu label. That said, several market-popular designs have been incorporated in our collection, but always featuring an innovative twist and design feature from George’s visionary eye. Our ethos is that we design sunglasses made of wood instead of simply wooden sunglasses, hence the final product has to be as functional and relaxed as a mainstream pair of sunglasses. Special attention is paid to create the right curves at the arms of the glasses with flexible hinges enabling better fit.

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