After a long search, we were lucky to find an artisinal eyewear factory in Sabae City, Japan (a city known for its glasses production prowess) who was willing to work with a designer with eccentric ideas and a need for low order quantities.

All frames are fashioned from color-plated stainless steel, which is a strong but not completely inflexible material and as such is a very popular choice for high-quality eyewear. The temple tips are acetate.

Many prescription lens makers are still using traditional machinery to grind down the lenses to shape, which means that the lens material itself is turned around a big grinding wheel until it is in the correct shape to fit your frames. This method leaves no way to make concave parts of the lens, which is why it is very unusual to see people out in the world with prescription lenses in a novelty shape. We have had great experiences sending out our frames to Revant Optics for custom lenses. They are a USA based company which employs modern cnc milling machinery to do their edge cutting, meaning that a small lens-edger is programmed to move around the lens material to shave away anything that shouldn't be there. Concave areas, sharp corners, and anything else really is possible using this method of cutting. Revant has made perfect prescription lenses for each of our frame shapes, and will be happy to do yours, too

It is because of prohibitive start-up costs that I have but three styles at the moment, but this will change soon enough. I have more ideas of course, but with the pricetag on the minimums required for production I have to manufacture only a few at a time. Looking forward very much to deciding what designs to go with for my second collection!

They should accommodate lenses up to 5mm thick--any stronger of a prescription we cannot guarantee will work, as the build of the frames themselves is quite thin and light. Please do not try to switch out the lenses yourself, as it is a delicate operation; take them to your optometrist or an authorized glasses retailer to help.

At the time we do not, but each of our three current styles is a different width: the Double Frame is the narrowest and the Bean Frame is the widest, with the Sine Frame occupying a space in-between. Check their product pages for exact measurements.

As you would for any pair of glasses, treat these with delicacy and they will last. Clean the lenses only with cloths designed for this purpose, and keep them safe in their hardshell case when not in use. Take care to avoid leaving the frames out in extreme heat, as this may cause them irreversible damage. Wearing them propped up on your head stretches out the build, so avoid doing that, too.

Yes, but only to a select group of countries for now. We hope to expand soon!

Yes! The stainless steel build is strong but has flexibility for your optometrist to do adjustments as needed. We do not recommend trying to do this yourself.