Berlin’s mix of cutting edge creatives and vibrant individuality makes the city something special. From creators and makers to designers and artists, there’s always something to be inspired by. We look at some of the most popular eyewear brands and designers based in Berlin and how each one of them are breaking new boundaries in their eyewear designing and production process.
Handmade in Berlin
One of the more popular eyewear brands that started in Berlin. A constant search for innovation, the visionary use of materials and a wealth of experience in eyewear design are the defining elements behind MYKITA’s collections. A key factor in the company’s success is its holistic business philosophy, which brings together expertise from all disciplines under a single roof, the MYKITA HAUS. It thrives on the power of a self-contained network that enables interdisciplinary research and the transfer of technologies. This all-encompassing mentality is also reflected in the MYKITA Shops; the unique retail concept unites the firm’s own design principles with optical precision made in Germany.
The brand was founded in berlin in the rooms of a former post office on the border between east and west berlin. The space that was originally converted into a gallery, immediately became the incubator for the creation of new projects. After various metamorphoses, today this place includes the studio, showroom and the Kuboraum flagship store. From design to brand identity, from image to communication, from photo to video productions, from installations to interior design projects – all contents and all the magic here is developed under the direction of artist, sculptor, designer livio graziottin and anthropologist, brand, communciation & marketing director sergio eusebi.
All masks are entirely dreamed in berlin and handmade in italy.
ic! berlin designs and produces screwless glasses and sunglasses in its own Produktion Haus in Berlin. 100% Made in Germany. ic! berlin is a child of the new Berlin entrepreneurial revolution, a thriving creative metropolis fuelling innovation and ideas. ic! berlin produces glasses, sunglasses, reading glasses for kids, women, men, and everyone in between. Each and every ic! berlin frame features a one-of-a-kind patented screwless hinge system, which combined with high quality materials such as sprung stainless steel, makes ic! berlin eyewear virtually indestructible. ic! berlin eyewear is designed with passion, produced with technical precision and handcrafted with love.
Berlin-based Lunettes Kollektion sparkles with new creative energy while staying grounded in history, just like the city it calls home. The eyewear brand’s growing design team brings with it years of experience in the fashion world. Pulling from lunettes selection’s archive of iconic vintage eyewear, the designers for lunettes kollektion blend their fashion-forward impulses harmoniously with classic inspirations from the annals of style. Collaborations with rising fashion stars louise gray, james long, odeeh, christopher shannon, michael van der ham, julian zigerli and capara show the brand’s deep connection with the best in european design.
Designer Andreas Licht draws on a long line of traditional craftsmanship. With a wealth of experience in bespoke joinery, he produces refined and elaborate frames that are nevertheless easy to handle and which unite contemporary trends with timeless and unrivalled quality and style. Each of the frames and its parts, together with its case are made in the small HERRLICHT workshop in Germany. Here every frame goes through Andreas Licht’s hands multiple times during the complex manufacturing process.
YUN is an innovative Korean eyewear brand, launched in Oct. 22 2015. By providing comfort and durability for long lasting wear, we hope that YUN glasses are in your everyday life and enhance your quality of life. Nearly every item has been made sophisticatedly in Korea in dedicated factories using qualified materials and finishes – ultra flexible and durable Titanium, Ultem and premium Acetate, etc. Assisting always in your every moment, comfortably adapting to your daily life. That is what glasses are for; that is how YUN wants to position itself in the world.