Akoni eyewear: The perfect fusion of fine art and the finest designs

Published on 12 April 2024

Upon first contact, the distinguished quality of Akoni eyewear becomes palpable. The superior materials and advanced manufacturing techniques are evident with each frame. Named after the Latin word for “priceless and worth of admiration,” Akoni is a luxury eyewear brand that exudes finesse and mastery.

But what are Akoni’s roots? What is its design ethos? Interested in learning more about 

The Akoni Hercules, Akoni Skymapper, Akoni Mercury, Akoni EOS, and Akoni Callisto? Enter the world of Akoni glasses and discover how it brands itself as a new type of eyewear company.

The history of Akoni eyewear

Swiss-based Akoni Eyewear was founded in 2019 by a group of friends who shared a common vision: to create eyewear that transcends the traditional boundaries of luxury eyewear and design. 

From its very beginnings, the brand has been committed to using only the finest materials, from rare acetates to precious metals, ensuring each piece not only looks exquisite but also withstands the test of time. Each pair of Akoni eyewear is skillfully made by artisans based in Japan—artisans who have carved enviable reputations for their precision craftsmanship.

Akoni Hercules: Where durability meets design

Akoni Hercules glasses and sunglasses epitomize the brand's commitment to combining strength with style. Featuring a bold and robust design, the Hercules frame boasts an oversized acetate structure that echoes the commanding presence of top-tier Swiss timepieces. It captures the magnetic elegance of Italy's most iconic male film stars and classic cinema.

Akoni Skymapper: A tribute to daring glacier explorers

The Skymapper draws inspiration from the vintage circular lenses favoured by bold glacier adventurers. Akoni has modernized this legendary style by harnessing cutting-edge advancements in design and manufacturing. The traditional leather side shields have been replaced with state-of-the-art, glare-minimizing materials.

Akoni Mercury: Elegance on the move

Reflecting its namesake Roman god's swift and fluid nature, the Akoni Mercury collection is all about sleek curves. Akoni glasses’ timeless frames can flatter almost any face shape. The dual nose bridge offers an aviator-inspired look that adds a slight edge to Mercury’s minimalist design, proving that sometimes, less is indeed more.

Akoni EOS: Dawn of a new aviator aesthetic

The Akoni EOS range draws inspiration from the Greek goddess of the dawn, representing the brand's refreshing take on classic navigator glasses to fit underneath flight helmet visors. With its subtle and elegant line bordering the rims and knurled round component, the Akoni EOS fits best on medium-to-large size faces. 

Akoni Calisto: Back to the 80s

The Calisto collection, named after one of Jupiter's moons, is where Akoni ventures into the celestial with this update on the ever-popular 1980s aviator style. Akoni Callisto frame, which features a brow bar inlaid with enamel, is available in Brushed White Gold, Brushed Silver and Brushed Black.

Akoni glasses and Akoni sunglasses: Muted sophistication

Whether you're drawn to the homage to historic explorers with the Akoni Skymapper or the understated elegance of the Akoni Mercury line, Akoni offers eyewear that is both functional and fashionable, without overstating its presence. Our opticians can help guide you in finding the right Akoni frame for your style and needs.

Discover the difference that nuanced design can make with Akoni—where the legacy of Japanese craftsmanship meets edgy elegance. Book your appointment today to try your next pair of Akoni eyewear today!

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