Masunaga Eyewear is an exceptional handmade collection of eyeglasses. Designer Kenzo Takada collaborates with Masunaga Eyewear to develop vintage inspired elements with a fashion forward contemporary design. Delicate engraving on the bridge piece and temples are reminiscent of 1920’s jewelry details. All of this collection is handmade in Fukui Japan.
Masunaga Eyewear At Eye Mechanix in LaGrange Illinois
Fukui, Japan is one of the three largest production regions for optical frames in the world. 97% of Japanese-made optical frames are manufactured in Fukui. Masunaga Eyewear premiered the production of eyeglasses in Fukui in 1905. The company founder Gozaemon Masunaga brought in skilled craftsmen from Osaka and Tokyo with the ambition of setting the optical industry solidly in place in Fukui.
There are as many as 200 manual processes involved in making a Masunaga Eyewear optical frame. Generally, productivity is low when one company is in charge of all the processes. However, Masunaga Optical is the only company in Japan that has a factory in charge of all processes from raw materials to production and finish in an integrated way. The integrated production system improves the detail and quality. For example, when Masunaga Eyewear develops a new model, the molds are always built in-house. If there is a problem in the wear comfort that can be felt only after completing one pair of glasses, it will be corrected in the previous process promptly.
Masunaga eyewear is all about high quality metal titanium and plastic acetate frames. They mire fashion, function and quality in every pair of eyewear they design. You can feel the quality of each piece of eyewear. Come check out this amazing collection at Eye Mechanix.