Founded in 1972, EYEVAN made a start with a concept of “Eyewear for dressing as a fashion item”. Known for timeless design - when we look into hand-written drawings or archives of EYEVAN, we can see Japan’s genuine craftsmanship and creativity and enthusiasm of design team of those days. Design sources are archives of a variety of things such as vintage eyewear, telescopes, hand mirrors and old tools, and artifacts such as building structures and products of nature the designers saw. These numerous design sources are blended together and are transformed to the products as eyewear.
EYEVAN eyewear is made by the combination of craftsmen’s handwork and the state-of the art machine tools in Sabae, Fukui which stands first in production of eyewear in the world. With traditional and the latest processes, many of its designs, at first glance look simple, are actually artful. Only a handful of craftsmen who are exceptionally skilled make EYEVAN eyeglasses one by one through about 400 processes. It can be said that they are more like art works than industrial products.