They dared to take it a step further, and blown us away!
Front in grilamid, contrasting frames in tortoiseshell acetate and a
natty system of changeable lenses. One step ahead of fashion: the
trail-blazing spirit will be a feature of collections from the 80s to
the present day.
Monoqool was born global. The company is based on Japanese
technology and Danish design. It was created in Japan and Denmark by people
with a lifetime of experience doing business in both countries. The brand is
targeting a global audience and was launched in September 2009 at the annual
trade fair SILMO in Paris. Monoqool was established in 2008 by two Danes with a
vision of bringing new technology, design and fashion into the modern eyeglass
industry. The mission was to use the best from the two worlds: To combine
Japanese craftsmanship and technology with Danish design and an innovative
mindset. The innovative foundation was to create something new and spectacular.
The result was two new concepts: A new signature hinge and a line of designed
and fashionable eyeglasses with a three dimensional effect. These two first
product lines Helix and Twins were presented at SILMO, where the theme of the annual
branch gathering 2009 was “innovation”.
With the spiral hinge in the Helix, the company has not only
got itself a significant and visible signature but also presented the industry
with a major new invention. The spiral is a patented invention, which changes
the whole concept of the eyeglass hinge. HELIX is designed by the Danish design
duo, Tools Design, who won more than 200 international design awards and
All products are being exclusively produced in Sabae in
Fukui Prefecture in Western Japan. Japan is a world leader in the eyeglass
industry, and Sabae is one of the largest manufacturing centers of eyeglass
frames in Japan building on a sophisticated and highly skilled base of small
specialized manufacturers. The product line Twins is based on advanced
technical features as well. A two layer frame build in exact angles leaves a 3D
impression in various colors and textures. This line is designed by Danish
designer Karina Mencke.