Many eyeglass frames are manufactured in Germany. There are very large suppliers who specialize in the mass market and those who offer a very individual service.
When it comes to individuality are no limits. There are even still companies where the master sits down with you and based on your wishes and his experience makes a pair of glasses just for you individually.
Just such companies I wanted to mention here, because these do not necessarily have an online store but the craftsmanship alive.
For each manufacturer from Germany I have added some short information to give you a better overview. You decide what the best german eyeglasses frames brands are. Some of them are really small while others expanded globally.
Augenart Christian Fischer
Augenart is a small manufactory with two locations in Pullach and Munich. You can get glasses made to measure in various materials. Among them is for example horn, wood, plastic, and stainless steel. The range of manufactory glasses is complemented by the selection of other manufacturers.
BO44 produces acetate and stainless steel eyeglass frames in Bochum. There are two different lines at BO44, called Lealeks and Brillenart. Lealeks frames are elaborate and luxurious, belonging to the higher price range. Brillenart frames are just as good in quality, but simpler in appearance.
The frames are a purely German production. From the screw to the bracket and glass, every single product comes from Germany.
The name of the company came from the combination of the old French spelling of the city (Coblence), paired with the English word Lens (lens) the name of the manufactory. Today, it is one of the leading manufacturers of first-class titanium eyewear. COBLENS glasses are already available in 15 countries at selected retailers.
Colibris company specializes in making glasses for small faces. While the stainless steel and titanium Colibris are produced according to the company’s own designs in special production facilities in Italy, the eyewear prototypes made of acetate are pieces are made in the workshop in Stockelsdorf.
Colibri has become popular with many narrow-faced eyewear wearers worldwide and has a real fanbase.
In 1946, a small workshop was founded in Annaberg-Buchholz, located in the east of Germany, which produced handmade custom glasses from buffalo horn and Italian acetate.
East German products may not have been considered particularly chic or fashionable, but their workmanship meant they lasted much longer, making them a sustainable and environmentally friendly make even at that time.
Matthias Haase, an eyewear maker with over 30 years of experience, and Arjun Sagar had a vision to revive the handmade custom eyewear of yesteryear.
In 2015, the two renamed this small workshop and thus created COCO LENI.
The proven concept remained the same: The glasses are made using traditional craftsmanship with durable riveted German hinges and selected natural materials to last a lifetime
How does 5 years warranty on glasses from our own manufacture and lifetime spare parts warranty sound to you? You can get this great service in Augsburg. Visit the eyeglass studio and let the certified master optician show you what he can do. Glasses are made here individually for you by hand.
Düsseldorf Eyewear is a fast-growing startup. The production takes place in Europe and the sales of thin titanium frames have already established themselves on the market.
Eric Lauer Brillenmanufaktur
You will have the highest wearing comfort not only with the natural horn eyeglasses from Eric Lauer, but also with our new horn-wood eyeglasses. Through a special layering process, each of the designer eyeglass frames can also be made in unique horn-wood colors. The temples for these glasses are made from buffalo horns. This allows the opticians of the eyewear manufactory to better fit and you get an ideal wearing comfort.
Dieter Funk eyewear combines traditional craftsmanship with quality standards and a sustainable premise in its distinctive design. They are made by hand in the FUNK manufactory in Kinsau which is located in Bavaria. The passionate eyewear maker uses, for example, vintage acetate or his latest innovation: recycled acetate.
At Framers everything is handmade in Germany. The production of Framers glasses takes 3 months, during which many small production steps are necessary. The specialization of the Berlin label is the production of glasses made of cellulose acetate.
Gold Frames Steffen Kühnert
This is where the craft of eyeglass making meets the art of goldsmithing. Even the gold alloy is still made in this company itself. The work steps are completely in the control of Gold Frames.
This control allows gold frames to create extraordinary eyewear that stands out from the crowd.
At Grafix you can get titanium glasses in bright colors. Here, high-tech is combined with traditional eyewear craftsmanship. You can easily view the frames via the Grafik app. The production of the glasses takes place in Germany.
HAFFMANS & NEUMEISTER
HAFFMANS & NEUMEISTER is all about minimalism. HAFFMANS & NEUMEISTER designs are very thin-walled and innovative solutions have been found for the hinges. The shapes are based on the most influential eyewear of different decades.
The glasses from herrlicht are made of 100% wood. This is definitely something special as many manufacturers use metals for the hinges or carbon to reinforce the glasses in addition to the natural materials. This is not the case here. In addition, each model is limited to only 99 pieces.
HOFFMANN NATURAL EYEWEAR
Hoffmann Natural Eyewear stands for individual, handmade eyewear, for example, from natural horn. Since 1978 Hoffmann manufactures glasses in the manufactory in the middle of the beautiful Eifel. Hoffmann uses natural materials for its glasses, such as woods, natural horn and slate. Each pair of glasses from Hoffmann is handmade.
Hornschmiede Robert Schippel
Robert Schippel is a master optician and is the third generation to run the Optiker Richter store at Johannesstrasse 177 in Erfurt. His family has been advising customers on the perfect pair of glasses since 1925.
Horn, wood or also plastics are used for the individual production of the glasses. the customer can also have a say in the type and color of the 11 different layers of wood that make up a pair of glasses. Here you can still experience individual craftsmanship.
At Thor, there is an unlimited variety of custom horn-rimmed eyewear. Experience the diversity of natural materials. Here glasses are made that will accompany you for a lifetime.
HUG glasses are handmade with love in Germany. The design reflects the search for balance of a fulfilling and at the same time responsible lifestyle. HUG is a new definition for luxury eyewear. It is processed mainly high quality acetate.
ic! berlin manufactures eyeglasses and sunglasses in its own production in the heart of Berlin. 100% Made in Germany. ic! berlin glasses are luxury products that are handmade piece by piece.
Every single pair of ic! berlin glasses has the innovative screwless hinge, which in cooperation with high quality materials makes each pair of glasses almost indestructible.
Designed with passion, produced with technical precision and of course handmade. IC! Berlin impresses especially with very light glasses with innovative screwless designs.
Lutz Paul Brillenmacher
Lutz Paul manufactures custom glasses in Berlin. IN the workshop in Berlin are processed acetate, natural horn, wood or stainless steel.
Manufakturbrille Jörn Dackow
If you have very individual wishes regarding the design of your glasses then Jörn Dackow is your man. Known from TV, he runs his manufactory, which successfully stands out from everything in the mainstream. Here are truly unique glasses from a unique optician.
At guy there are incredibly light glasses. Specially developed carbon elements can reduce the face to about 5g. At the same time, Kerl glasses do not look extremely minimalist. The frames are can be individualized with a configuration and are priced at about 1000$.
KLENZE & BAUM
At Klenze and Baum, there are special options for individualization. For example, the optimum curvature of the spectacle frame can be selected depending on the lenses.
Other manufacturers only offer the option of changing the colors. To achieve this, the optician determines the exact anatomical values directly on the customer. These are transferred to a 3D program. Our frames can be changed in all important parameters such as frame width, temple length, nose width, and the tilt.
The new models aim to translate the characteristic, cylindrical KOBERG hinge into a light, filigree form. The hinge picks up the shape and reinterprets it, making particularly narrow jaws and temple shapes possible.
KOBERG is a collection of eyewear that stands out in terms of craftsmanship. The production of the collection takes place in Germany and thus has real manufactory quality.
Kuboraum has a very striking design language. You can also find asymmetrical designs or spiky structures on the glasses and sunglasses from Kuboraum. If you want to stand out with your next pair of glasses, then you should definitely take a closer look at Kuboraum. The manufacturing takes place in Italy.
Lunor glasses are manufactured in the northern Black Forest. The designs are kept rather simple and minimalist. The glasses are still riveted and polished by hand. The company Lunor celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2021 and continues the tradition of uncompromising quality at the site in Bad Liebenzell.
Flawless glasses and sunglasses are made in Germany and Japan. The design language is primarily designed for clarity and lightness.
Every Markus t frame, regardless of whether it is made of titanium or plastic, does not require any screws. A constant tightening of the temples or a regrasping of the closing blocks at the edge of the lens is thus superfluous. It’s the little things that make Markus T eyewear so special. That is exactly what the eyewear developer Markus Temming from Westphalia had in mind. Glasses that simply work.
MARTIN & MARTIN
Martin and Martin glasses are produced in Bavaria and Austria.A special highlight of the collection are filigree lines on transparent cotton acetate: 3D milling of multilayer plates create this unique metal look you have never seen before.
The skilled hands and experienced eyes of MAYBACH Eyewear craftsmen create an individual masterpiece in each frame, masterfully mastering the balancing act between traditional and modern manufacturing techniques. The frames look very elegant and classic In addition to the appearance of unique materials, it is the diverse craftsmanship and passion for perfection that create the individual charm of each frame.
Menrad is a very large distributor that offers different labels. Menard’s labels are available in over 100 countries. Customization is not possible. So these are uM frames for the mass market.
Menrad has been producing abroad since 1970. Since 2006, exclusively in its own factory in China, controlled from Germany. All eyewear is designed and developed in Germany at the sites in Munich and Schwäbisch Gmünd.
The glasses are inspired by the Bauhaus style and are therefore very minimalist and thin-walled processed. Within the collection, you will find purist designs and distinct lines. Individualizations are not possible.
Meyer Eyewear is manufactured entirely in Germany. Meyer attaches particular importance to the exclusive surface finish of the titanium. The complex PVD process is used, in which titanium condenses on the surface of the glasses. This creates hard material layers that produce color impressions such as black, berry, and mocha.
Colors such as mauve, aurora, indigo, spearmint, and others are created by anodizing titanium. Different tensions are used to create titanium oxide layers of varying thickness on the surface of the eyewear. These layers act as interference filters, which leads to a special play of colors.
Munic Eyewear’s high-quality frames have won multiple awards for their innovative design, precision craftsmanship and outstanding product quality made in Germany. All Munic glasses are optionally available with extra attached nose bridges, so that they always have a perfect fit even on the narrowest nose bridge. The design of Music Eyewear is more classic and minimalist.
In the spirit of fair and local production, a large proportion of the creations are therefore made in Germany as well as in our neighboring country Austria.
The processing takes place with a special environmentally friendly material. It is called eco acetate and is an ecologically degradable and recyclable material that is used in the production of munic eyewear.
The choice of materials is wide in the collection. From the manufactory of MYKITA you get glasses made of metal, acetate, lite acetate and mylon. You get a choice from classic plastics to modern 3D printing in the collection. See how a classic acetate frame from MYKITA is created here.
Coming back to the Mylon material. This plastic is a zero-waste material. Here, no material is wasted during the manufacturing of the glasses. Everything that is left over during production can be reintroduced into the manufacturing process. A large part of the production is plastic, by the way, that from the sea again finds a use. The material is of course still refined and coated. The production takes place in Germany.
NEON Berlin, a still quite young but at the same time very experienced eyewear company from Berlin.
The technologies that are used and combined with each other are new and old at the same time, technologically cutting-edge and yet tradition-bound. The designs of NEON glasses are very thin-walled and light.
REIZ glasses are made in Germany. The minimalist shapes and faceted workmanship give the frames their distinctive design. REIZ glasses are created in a combination of state-of-the-art manufacturing technology and handwork. Also, REIZ uses an acetate that degrades and which feels velvety soft in combination with a special finish.
Rodenstock is one of the very old companies in ophthalmic optics. The frames are very high quality and are developed in Germany. However, production sites are spread all over the world.
At Reisenberger you get individual frames that are made in Bavaria. The company uses traditional manufacturing techniques and 3d printing to make the glasses fit perfectly in your face.
With Tinpal frames, you have incredible customization options in terms of fit and design. in addition to the bridge width in the nose fit, the temple width in particular of each frame can also be individually adjusted. This is made possible by the patented double edging on both sides of the middle part.
In addition, you can create your own glasses in the color of your choice from millions of colors for an additional charge. In addition to supplying our standard collection, we now have several orders every week for custom-made frames for demanding customers.
Veronika Willdgruber produziert die Brillen in Berlin: Die Designs sind vor allem für mutigere Brillenträger. Die Preise liegen zwischen 390$-500$. However, Veronika Wildgruber has different lines called Baseline, Interspace, Volume and Suspense. Here there are very classic shapes in the Baseline while the other lines are progressively more striking in the design language. This includes, for example, curved double bars or very bright colors.
Each pair of glasses from Willems Eyewear conveys a unique retro vibe but relies on modern production methods and materials for manufacturing. The production of the glasses takes place directly in Stuttgart.
Wolfgang Proksch’s contemporary luxury designer eyewear is made in Japan by master craftsmen in small batches. Wolfgang Proksch is no stranger to the eyewear scene. Even before founding his company, he influenced the design of major houses such as Prada, Fendi or Givenchy. The prices of those masterpieces start at 1000$.
Wolfgang Katzer Brillen
At Frank Katzer there are very fine handmade glasses made of acetate and horn. The manufactory is located in Hillesheim.
Wollenweber is a true family business that has been producing in the Volcanic Eifel since 1982. Each pair of glasses is handmade and due to the natural product of course always has a different grain. The boss still performs the final inspections himself, as he remains true to his promise of quality: Only the best quality leaves the manufactory.
YouMawo is a company from Constance that produces frames individually for you with the help of 3D scans and 3D printing. For this, the face is scanned with the help of an iPad. With this data, YouMawo then has the possibility to optimize the fit on the nose, for example.
At Zimmermanns Brillenwerk, your glasses are handmade by hand from horn and acetate. this is how unique glasses are created individually, to measure, in design and material, unique and made just for you.