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MYKITA CONTEMPORARY EYEWEAR

What to some may sound like an Asian-style name was in fact derived from "Kita", the common acronym for Kindertagesstatte, and inspired by the company's first location - a former children's day-care center in East Germany.  While the brand has outgrown its day-care beginnings, production remains as true to its origins as ever.  Every pair of glasses is still designed and produced in the latest Mykita Haus in a quiet residential area of Berlin's Mitte district, and much of the company's success is based on word-of-mouth. 

 

At Mykita every department, from design to production to shipping, is housed under one roof.  The end result is revolutionary, cutting-edge technology used to create lightweight, streamlined designs - making Mykita one of the world's most recognizable and sought after brands.

 

Mykita's first collection was inspired by the ancient art of Japanese origami.  Choosing to use ultra-thin Scandanavian stainless steel, and work with the metal properties rather than use manufacturing techniques to overcome its limitations, Collection No 1 was born.  Collection No 1 features frames cut from a 0.5mm sheet of stainless steel then bent and folded by hand, no welding or soldering, and a break through development in eyewear production.

 

Mykita eyewear is sleek and streamlined for a clean, no nonsense appearance.  Mykita has established itself as a world leader of affordable luxury, precision engineering, and unsurpassed quality.  Mykita is the go to brand for people who value German engineering, quality, and low-fuss, easy to wear styling.

 

We invite you to stop by either Artisan Optics location and experience Mykita's German engineering for yourself.