Each Matsuda frame is crafted by hand in the renowned eyewear workshops of Sabae, Japan - requiring up to two years and as many as 250 steps to bring to life. This is eyewear created through 50 years of experimentation and creative exploration: each frame reflecting a unique journey from concept to construction. Matsuda never stops seeking new innovative techniques to express their ideas.
Using the finest metals in the world — titanium, stainless steel, sterling silver, and 18k solid gold — Matsuda's master Japanese craftsmen transform raw materials into intricately detailed works of art, employing techniques few others would attempt: prioritizing quality over mass production.
The Japanese acetate frames are sculpted exclusively from an organic plastic derived from cotton and cured for over three months prior to construction. This lengthy process produces uniquely rich colours with unrivalled strength and durability. Each piece is then hand-finished by master polishers who have apprenticed for 10 years to perfect their technique, producing a remarkably soft feel, sculpted for a lifetime of hard use.
Every hinge, temple, and component used in Matsuda eyewear is thoughtfully considered and uniquely designed for each collection. From iconic side shields to innovative pince-nez bridges, these designs are an unmistakable homage to Matsuda's heritage today, redefined for tomorrow.
Colour: MBK-RTM MATTE BLACK RUTHENIUM