AKONI was founded in 2019 with the mission to deliver exceptional eyewear for men and women by relying on the best designs, materials, craftsmanship, technologies and care. The brand’s name: AKONI, is Latin for “priceless; worthy of admiration”, representing the dichotomy and the marriage of timeless classics, endurance and futuristic optimism.
Inspired by history’s greatest visionaries, each AKONI eyewear collection aims to channel the spirit of the finest in design, art and beauty. This approach is reflected in every brand decision, including the naming of collections, inspired by the wonders of astronomy and the most impressive exploits of human explorations of the cosmos.
AKONI relies on the world’s finest eyewear artisans from Japan who have long been celebrated for their unmatched precision, dedication and skills. Their finesse and mastery guarantee the final quality that completes the distinct vision that lies behind AKONI sunglasses and eyeglasses. Reflecting the brand’s dedication to time-honored techniques and craftsmanship, Akoni works only the finest materials, time-honored techniques and craftsmanship as the different Arts & Crafts of Japan: the Japanese Joinery, Kiriko Glass technique, Knife making and Shodo. Akoni is constantly taking inspiration from the history and innovation of Japan pushing the beauty forward.
AKONI promotes an earthy-friendly philosophy and believes the greenest strategy possible is one that will always insist on timeless luxury designs, intended to last a lifetime. AKONI’s Japanese zyl is universally regarded as the world’s finest because of its unmatched density, strength, beauty, luster, and ability to maintain its shape/resist shrinkage over time. Even after years of use, AKONI's zyl frames can be re-polished to look and feel like new. Designed for a lifetime of use, AKONI’s titanium frames are virtually indestructible.