Designed in London Handcrafted in Japan Limited Edition Sustainable Sunglasses

Artisan: Hand Crafted Art by Artisanal Craftsmen

Made in Japan - innovation, attention to detail, and uncompromising quality

Each of our unique pieces is born over 65 hours by the hands of 100 artisans of 30 different crafts in over 150 distinct steps and is the result of decades of experience and dedication to eyewear. 

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: prioritizing quality over mass production.

Sculptors of Acetate 

We use M49 Bioplastic which is hand polished by master polishers to create your sunglasses. M49 Bioplastic is composed of cellulose acetate and a plasticizer of vegetable origin. The resulting formula is mostly composed of materials from renewable sources ensuring M49 is both bio-based and biodegradable. Sustainability is a our focus for each step of designing, manufacturing, and packaging.
The M49 Bioplastic used to make our frames is hypoallergenic. Since this material is slightly softer than acetate it molds to fit your face over time.

Architects of Eyewear

When it comes to eyewear, even 1 mm makes a huge difference to the design of a pair of sunglasses. Every detail of the sunglasses including the proportions, biodegradable acetate, hinge, titanium nosepads, and Zeiss lenses are carefully considered for each model. Our designs are flattering for most face shapes using classic frame shapes. By incorporating air space into the design of each model, each pair of sunglasses is redefined for tomorrow.

Protect Your Vision

We use Carl Zeiss lenses for all our sunglasses. These lenses have a scratch resistant coating and provide 100% UVA / UVB protection and can sustain continuous use in temperatures up to 100 °C and up to one hour in 130 °C. They are also resistant to gamma radiation, material fatigue, aging and most chemicals. Our polarised lenses reduce glare from the ocean surface, car hoods and other reflective surfaces ensuring you clear vision all the time.