10 Questions: Bill Barton

What are five keywords to emotionally describe your eyewear?
Creativity, Passion, Relentless, Proud, Playful…

Who is one celebrity you would like to see with your glasses?
The celebrity that appreciates the amazing design and craftsmanship of our collection!

Where do you take your overall inspiration?
Family, friends and enjoying/seeing the simple things…

What were some of the most important milestones after founding the company?
Seeing Barton Perreira grow every year in the most challanging economic enviroment I have ever seen.

How many pieces of eyewear have you created so far?
Well, we are starting our 7th year and we bring out over 40 styles per year plus collaborations.

Whats the main attraction of eyewear design to you?
Having done this for a while, I feel that I have a sense of what is really great and what is not right for Barton Perreira. That belief is what attracts me to design.

Whats the hardest part about designing eyewear?
Patty Perreira blows me away by how she can take something simple or traditional and make it her own. Something fresh and new. Never seen anyone else who can do this like Patty!

Where do you get the inspiration for your creative design work?
I lean on Patty, then take what she has created and try and give direction/vision of where we can and should go…

Which persons has made a lasting impact on you?
There are many, but if I have to chose one its my Mom. She pushed the boundries of what and where a woman could excell for her generation. She loved having a great time but she had a fierce presence!

What separates your label from other eyewear manufactures?
Our finished product.

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