Established in 1946, Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany, as an optical store and an eyewear workshop, COCO LENI produced handmade acetate and metal frames. East German goods weren’t flamboyant in design, but their skilled workmanship ensured that the frames lasted forever, and the materials used made them sustainable and eco-friendly.
YOUNG MATTHIAS HAASE AT WORK, ANNABERG-BUCHHOLZ, GDR, 1981
COCO LENI was reintroduced in 2015 by Matthias Haase, an Eyewear Designer who worked in the same workshop since 1981. His aim was to revive Handmade Eyewear made in that Era which was crafted from the Finest Natural Materials along with a Minimalistic German Style.
BORN IN ANNABERG-BUCCHOLZ GERMANY
PHOTO OF OUR WORKSHOP AT ANNABERG-BUCHHOLZ, GDR, 1978
OUR WORKSHOPS ARE NOW LOCATED IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN THE WORLD
HANDMADE WITH GERMAN PRECISION AND DESIGN.
MATERIALS WE USE
Whether it’s our eco-friendly wood, ethically-sourced buffalo horn and bamboo, Italian acetate and more, we believe our customers deserve only the finest materials we can get our hands on. Here at COCO LENI, we scour the globe for materials that are both environmentally friendly and of the highest quality. We aim to create products that we know our customers and our planet will be proud of.
We believe that far too many companies neglect where and how their products are sourced, which can have a negative impact on the environment in addition to customer experience. We also think not enough companies put customer experience and social issues at the forefront of their organization’s agenda. This is precisely why we choose to be different.
Here are the only things we focus on just as much as design.
Our COCO LENI Eyewear is made using the finest sustainable and natural materials including wood, cellulose acetate, horn, titanium, and other environment-friendly materials. Handmade exclusively in our workshops around the world with German Design and Technology we aim to promote sustainable eyewear.
OUR NEW STORES
MADE BY UPCYCLING OLD WOOD AT MARGAO GOA
ORGANIC EYEWEAR CAFE AND SHOWROOM AT WORLD TRADE CENTER, PUNE
This sustainable eyewear brand will make sure you look hot without hurting the environment.