The Akoni Story
Although they came from distinct backgrounds and different parts of the globe, the friends that joined together to form Akoni Group in 2019 were united and driven by one shared conviction: they were certain that by merging their talents and experiences, they could create an entirely new type of luxury eyewear company, one that honestly delivers exceptional products by relying on only the best designs, materials, craftsmanship, technologies, and care. And the name they selected for this new venture made very clear the exacting standard that the founders intended to meet—Akoni, Latin for “priceless; worthy of admiration.”
Perfectly complementing the founders’ experience and expertise, Akoni Group relies on the world’s finest eyewear craftspeople. These leading artisans, based in Japan, have long been celebrated for their unmatched precision, dedication and skills. Their finesse and mastery guarantee the final quality that completes the distinct vision that lies behind Akoni, a new type of eyewear company.
“Akoni rests on the twin pillars of intelligent design and honest luxury. Our goal is to accelerate the evolution of eyewear, by melding together the best in finesse and innovation. In every area—design, materials, finishes and functionality—we will always be the one pushing the envelope, to deliver the type of quality and design that our customers are searching for.”
Rosario Toscano, Akoni Group CEO and Co-founder
“Authenticity and transparency form Akoni’s soul—but its beating heart is our people. We hand-picked a diverse, multi-cultural, global team with unmatched expertise, passion and commitment, as well as decades of combined eyewear and luxury industry success. By leveraging our collective talents, experience and long-standing relationships with Japan’s finest eyewear artisans and craftspeople, Akoni will remain true to intelligent and honest luxury.”
Salma Rachid, Akoni Creative Director and Co-founder