Our Story

A small workshop was established in Annaberg-Buchholz, East Germany, in 1946 made handmade bespoke glasses using buffalo horn & Italian acetate.

East German goods weren’t considered flashy, but they lasted longer, which made them sustainable and eco-friendly.

Matthias Haase, a eyewear craftmen with over 30 years of experience and Arjun Sagar, wanted to revive the handmade bespoke eyewear of that era.

This workshop was renamed COCO LENI in 2015 by Matthias Haase and Arjun Sagar.

These eyeglasses are made to last a lifetime, using traditional skills using long lasting riveted German hinges and natural materials. We’re so confident in our product that we offer you a 10 year guarantee*

Today, we employ over 20 artisans who sculpt these eyewear by hand, preserving the heritage and German craftsmanship traditions of that era.

The skilful hands and seasoned eyes of the COCO LENI Eyewear artisan create a personal work of art in each pair.

A multitude of handcrafting expertise and a desire for excellence create the unique allure in every frame, a distinct and elegant handmade design.

Our genuine buffalo horn eyewear is created using only ethically sourced material.

The horn is collected only after the completion of the animal’s lifecycle. Any waste in the frame-making process are returned to the earth for use as fertilizer.

All glasses are tailor made to fit perfectly, measurement taken virtually or physically at our stores.

A frame for your exact measurements, in any colour. This extreme approach to personalisation is the core of our expertise.

“Since 1946“ means the amalgamation of wisdom and advancement. Traditional craftsmanship combine with modern ideas and new possibility.

Your COCO LENI pair will be the most environment-friendly glasses.

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