Made in Japan
One of the most conceptional eyewear brands, and a true must-see in our “Made in Japan” list, is the Japanese brand Factory900.
This revolutionary brand surprises me year after year, when I see them on international shows, with unique shapes and avant-garde designs that have gained great reputations world-wide.
The brand was launched in 2000 as a house-brand of AOYAMA Optical Co.,Ltd., a small factory that has been manufacturing plastic frames for three generations over the last 80 years in Fukui prefecture where 95% of “Made in Japan” Eyewear frames are manufactured.
The code “900” is derived from the number designated to their factory by the Japenese government, which make them sound like “just a number”, but I can guarantee you, they are not!! They have been making the most amazing and award-winning eyewear designs for decades.
Their team of designers have always challenged by themselves, and finally obtained magnificent plastic frame forming techniques.
In 2000, their head designer, Yoshinori AOYAMA started their own house brand with the brand concept “THE FUTURES EYEWEAR” to create even more sophisticated and exquisite eyewear.
FACTORY900 is always considering new ideas and continues challenging itself with.
However, more importantly is the freedom you experience from their eyewear and what you make of it.
The future which FACTORY900 aims for is waiting just ahead!
The brand has two futuristic flagship stores in Japan, that embody their concept “THE FUTURES EYEWEAR”, where all of their frames can be seen, even discontinued frames and special ones.
The shops provide sophisticated after-sale service, such as suggesting the most suitable model and lenses, frame polishing service and so on.
Award winning designs
Jury Special Prize