Design sources are archives of EYEVAN, variety of things such as vintage eyewear, telescopes, hand mirrors and old tools that our initial design team collected, 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.
The products of EYEVAN 7285 are made by the combination of craftsmen’s handwork and the state-of the art machine tools in Sabae, Fukui prefecture which stands first in production of eyewear in the world. With the traditional and the latest processes, many of its designs, looking at first glance simple, are actually artful. Only a handful of craftsmen who are exceptionally skillful in Sabae make eyeglasses one by one through about 400 processes. It can be said that they are more like art works than industrial products.