Handmade sunglasses suitable for Lady Gaga.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY BOBBY DOHERTY
When the sisters Merrilee Lichtenstein Cohen and Rachel Cohen-Lunning were growing up in White Rock, British Columbia, in the 1950s, they used to play with chemicals that a scientifically inclined brother kept in a room off the garage. They remain mad scientists, only now their focus is on one-of-a-kind sunglasses, which they concoct in several New York locations, including a studio in the Chelsea Hotel. Their Mercura NYC glasses have long had a celebrity following, from Goldie Hawn and Grace Jones in the ’80s to Jay-Z and Lady Gaga today. Rachel says the secret to their success is their constant tinkering and combining of disciplines from architecture to sculpture. Merrilee says they want to “bring out the feelings that you have inside you.”
Julie Bosman YEAR THE SISTERS FIRST CREATED EYEWEAR: YEAR THE SISTERS FIRST CREATED EYEWEAR: 1976 UNIQUE PAIRS OF SUNGLASSES PRODUCED
UNIQUE PAIRS OF SUNGLASSES PRODUCED:“thousands” '
Bobby Doherty Portrait of Mercura NYC Art direct Amy Kellnerhttp://bobbydoherty.tumblr.com/post/50084964271/mercura-sunglasses-shot-for-the-new-york
fans of Mercura Sunglasses must see one of the most beautiful photo shoots ever! Bobby Doherty genius clarity and beauty in his work! Shows Mercura Sunglasses in ways never before !!!!
This is also a double page spread in your NYT times Magazine May 12th 2013 With an introdutory third page photo also by Bobby Doherty. Photo Editor Amy Kellner Words by Julie Bosman http://bobbydoherty.tumblr.com/post/50084964271/mercura-sunglasses-shot-for-the-new-york