A constant search for innovation, the visionary use of materials and a wealth of experience in eyewear design are the defining elements behind MYKITA’s collections. A key factor in the company’s success is its holistic business philosophy, which brings together expertise from all disciplines under a single roof, the MYKITA HAUS. It thrives on the power of a self-contained network that enables interdisciplinary research and the transfer of technologies. This all-encompassing mentality is also reflected in the MYKITA Shops; the unique retail concept unites the firm’s own design principles with optical precision made in Germany.
Born on the coast of California in 2006, SALT. combines the best of custom materials and Japanese Craftsmanship to create the finest in premium eyewear. The brand draws its inspiration from Nature’s effortless beauty, appearing simple on the surface yet consisting of a complex process perfected over time. The Sea, The Air, The Land and their Timeless connection. All of nature’s beautiful shapes, details and colors. And like the inspiration itself and its unique moment in time, each piece of SALT. eyewear has its own fingerprint, finished by the hands of third generation Japanese artisans. SALT.s design language is timeless, remaining relevant as near term trends come and go. SALT. is a brand for anyone who appreciates simple things made well.
Fukui, Japan is one of the three largest production regions for optical frames in the world, with 97% of Japanese-made optical frames being manufactured there. Masunaga Optical 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. Gozaemon established a guild like system where full-fledged craftsmen could create their own businesses. Owing to this system, the number of eyeglass craftsmen increased gradually, and the optical industry spread all over Fukui. Masunaga Optical is also 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.