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.
"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.
"It is amazing"
Received my order and it is amazing. Thanks!
"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.