It all started with a small workshop established in Annaberg-Buchholz, East Germany, in 1946 that made handmade bespoke glasses using buffalo horn & Italian acetate.
East German goods weren’t considered flashy, but they lasted long, which made them sustainable and eco-friendly.
Matthias Haase, an eyewear craftsman, with over 30 years of experience and Arjun Sagar, a sustainable business developer, wanted to revive the handmade bespoke sustainable eyewear of that era, the mid 1900s.
The workshop was renamed COCO LENI in 2015 by Matthias Haase and Arjun Sagar.
The eyeglasses COCOLENI make are made to last a lifetime, using traditional skills, 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 40 artisans who sculpt these eyewear by hand, preserving the German heritage and 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 is returned to the earth, as it is used in compost mixes.
All glasses are tailor made to fit perfectly as measurement is taken virtually or physically at our stores.
A frame for your exact measurements, in any shape/colour/material we can offer. This extreme personalisation is the core of our expertise.
We have created an amalgamation of wisdom and advancement since 1946. Traditional craftsmanship combine with modern ideas and new possibility.
Your COCO LENI eyeglasses will be the most environment-friendly glasses you will ever buy.
"Best purchase of custom frames I have ever made."
From beginning to the delivered final product this was the best purchase of custom frames I have ever made. The eyeglasses are made better than any I have worn before, not too heavy but built to last!!!!! I will be back to find my new pair soon.
"Love my glasses. Just came in. Thank you."
Incredible design, craftsmanship and price. Just received my new glasses and I’m over the moon. Top notch quality. Amazing!
Love the 5 pair, I have bought from COCO LENI.
"Great customer service and great product!"
I came across Cocoleni's frames on IG and right away I tried some virtual frames. After selected the appropriate pair, I order the frames; however when I received the frames there was a minor issue. Customer service was able to rectify the issues and provided me with new frames. No hassle. Great customer service and great product!
"It's perfectly balanced, sturdy and precisely made."
Received them super quick. Thank you for the super fast delivery and the care it took to craft this. It's beautiful and perfect in every way. It's perfectly balanced, sturdy and precisely made. This was a great experience and looking forward to buying a few more soon. Thanks again for the prompt responses as well. Until next time. Cheers! 😊
"You've got a repeat and permanent customer"
Quite sturdy and beautiful piece of eyeglasses,these are. Thank you. You've got a repeat and permanent customer,will make sure to remember that these are hand made hence takes time
"I'm recommending this to all my folks"
This is to let you know that y'all are a bunch of super awesome people. I'm wearing glasses from almost 20 years and never have I fallen in love this much. I'm recommending this to all my folks and buying more from y'all. I'm so so so happy - keep rocking! And thanks a lot. A LOT.
"Perfect fit. I love the hinges."
Good morning. I got the glasses delivered yesterday. The glasses are so damn cool. I've never been so ecstatic with such precision work with these glasses. Perfect fit. I love the hinges. There is so much of legacy in it. The craftsmanship is fantastic. Thank you so much.