250 Steps, 71 hours, and 13 Craftsmen.
Each of our designs is crafted by hand in the renowned eyewear workshops of Sabae, Japan - requiring up to two years and as many as 250 steps to bring to life. This is eyewear created through 50 years of experimentation and creative exploration: each frame reflecting a unique journey from concept to construction. We never stop seeking new innovative techniques to express our ideas.
Masters of Metal
Using the finest metals in the world — titanium, stainless steel, sterling silver, and 18k solid gold — our master Japanese craftsmen transform raw materials into intricately detailed works of art, employing techniques few others would attempt: prioritising quality over mass production.
Sculptors of Acetate
Our Japanese acetate forms are sculpted exclusively from an organic plastic derived from cotton and cured for over three months prior to construction. This lengthy process produces uniquely rich colours with unrivalled strength and durability. Each piece is then hand-finished by master polishers who have apprenticed for 10 years to perfect their technique, producing a remarkably soft feel, sculpted for a lifetime of hard use.
Architects Of Eyewear
Every hinge, temple, and component used in our eyewear is thoughtfully considered and uniquely designed for each collection. From our iconic side shields to our innovative pince-nez bridges, our designs are an unmistakable homage to our heritage today, redefined for tomorrow.
A Clear Vision
Our CR-39 lenses are lighter and more impact-resistant than glass and filter out 100% of harmful UVA and UVB light. Each lens is treated with seven layers of anti-reflective coating. This reduces eye strain by eliminating unwanted reflections. For even greater clarity, our polarised lenses filter out distracting glare and enhance contrast.
Once each piece of eyewear has been hand-assembled and meticulously inspected for imperfections, it is adjusted and aligned to meet our highest quality standards. This rigorous process reflects 50 years of mastery in creating products designed for your expression.