Meet the designer

Ulrich Akalogoun, URICAN

URICAN by Ulrich Akalogoun 

Urican's glasses embody the exquisite craftsmanship and vision of modern French aesthetics: elegance, refinement and excellence. All spectacles are made of noble materials such as cellulose acetate and carefully crafted by a human-sized production team. This craftsmanship gives all frames and glasses a flawless finish and impeccable quality. Urican's glasses prove that fashion can be conscious, respectful and loyal. Concerned about the ecological impacts of the fashion industry, the brand strives to control every step of its manufacturing process. Guaranteed French Origin label number 83116 - Made in France .

Wei Lin of PH5

"URICAN’s inspiration for its models is partly drawn from numerous travels in European and American vibrant capitals. The urban style’s richness, although differently expressed from one country to another, still keeps a common guideline: to emphasize a contemporary, eclectic, therefore plural and borderless fashion."

Ulrich Akalogoun | URICAN

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Mini Interview with Ulrich Akalogoun

Tell us about how and when URICAN started?
In fact, after several projects, I was in the quest for a new adventure. I soon met the master eyeglass maker Henri Guillet, whose genuine passion for his job and for this ancestral art was greatly inspirational to me.
Passionate about design myself, I was also charmed by the finesse, the requirements as well as the expertise demanded to craft spectacle frames. Being adventurous and a challenge seeker, I then launched my new project and decided to be fully dedicated to developing my new brand. That is how Urican was born within that French eyeglass maker’s studio in the Jura mountains. The company was created in 2014.


What inspires you for new designs?
Urican’s inspiration for its models is partly drawn from numerous travels in European and American vibrant capitals. The urban style’s richness, although differently expressed from one country to another, still keeps a common guideline: to emphasize a contemporary, eclectic, therefore plural and borderless fashion. The leakage paths, together with the geometric and asymmetric shaped buildings, all make a natural pool from which Urican fuels its creative energy.

What cause is particularly important for you?
Committed and sensitive to environmental issues, Urican offers Made-in-France eco-friendly products. Each pair is hypoallergenic and biodegradable. Every step is carefully controlled and thought with a view to reducing the carbon footprint.

Describe yourself in a hashtag.
#hardworker

What is your favorite time of the day?
All day long!

What is the superpower you would like to have?
Flying like a bird!

Window or aisle seat?
Window!

What song can you listen to on repeat?
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World.