Akoni is committed to consistently delivering only the highest level of craftsmanship and materials.
In order to do that, we turn to Japan. For—just as Switzerland is associated with the best in luxury watches and Germany with outstanding automobiles—Japan is where one needs to go to create the world’s finest eyewear.
The Fukui region of Japan has long been the home of the world’s finest eyewear creators, with the area’s artisans celebrated for their unmatched precision and skills. It has also been a dynamic center of eyewear innovation, as Fukui’s most respected artisans and producers work to ensure their leading position by continually pushing for new breakthroughs and discoveries.The region’s craftsmen are also incredibly selective, choosing only to collaborate with those who closely align with their values and high standards. Akoni has invested the necessary time and effort to build strong and unique relationships with Fukui’s most respected artisans and producers. This distinctively close partnership allows Akoni to rely on the finesse of master specialists, helping to guarantee the production of long-lasting, highest-quality eyewear.
In addition, Japan is the source of many key materials. Akoni’s Japanese acetate (Zyl), crafted from renewable wood and cotton, is the world’s finest, due to its unmatched density, strength, beauty, luster, and an incredible ability to always maintain its shape and resist shrinkage. Most acetate is created during a three-month process. Akoni, intent on offering higher-quality, longer-lasting frames, invests double the amount of time. That six-month production process guarantees a much denser acetate, which maintains its form even in high temperatures—which means that, even after years of use, Akoni’s frames will always look like new.
To ensure unmatched strength while retaining lightness, Akoni insists on using only titanium from Japan. That nation pioneered the technology necessary to craft titanium into featherweight eyewear—and even today, the world’s finest lightweight titanium is available exclusively in Japan. Designed for a lifetime of use, Akoni titanium frames are hypoallergenic, and they will not tarnish or corrode—in fact, they are virtually indestructible.
Since nose pads are an essential element of every frame, extra attention has been given to designing and developing Akoni’s uniquely lightweight and hypoallergenic ceramic nose pads. Always cool to the touch, the nose pads’ ribbed lines and deep-centered groove guarantee a comfortable, non-slip fit—allowing Akoni frames to be easily worn all day.
Akoni’s sun lenses offer a high-contrast optical quality, which enhances vision, rendering everything as vibrant and clear as possible, while boosting, defining, and separating colors. Akoni’s dual-AR polarized lenses further sharpen vision, filtering out harsh reflections and providing a level of light management that ordinary sun lenses cannot meet.