Yami Eyewear

Yami´s Story

The Yami eyewear brand is the bold brainchild of Swedish designers Marc Zacharoff and Viktor Ekelund. Identifying their own sense of style and quality as a fusion of contradictions, they found their aesthetic center of gravity at the minimalist intersection of Scandinavian and Japanese design.

Thus, their designs blend rustic modernity with sophisticated simplicity, modest arrogance with rebellious discipline. It’s no coincidence that the word yami is Japanese for darkness. It makes everything more interesting, while offering protection from bright light as well as intrusive eyes.

The high-tech handicraft of our manufacturers allows us to create something new and extraordinary, based on centuries of skill and tradition.
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Conceived in Sweden, born in Japan, Yami eyewear is a product of visionary ideas and down-to-earth professionalism. It is made of only the finest materials, fashioned and assembled by hand in Sabae, by some of the most skilled eyewear manufacturers in the world.

– and each model is only made in 200 pieces!

Our Sabae manufacturers combine deep-rooted traditional Japanese frame-making art with advanced technology and the typical Japanese work ethic known as monozukuri. Their professional pride and perfectionism define each step of the process, from cutting and crafting to polishing the final product.

The Japanese city of Sabae has a 1500-year history of artisanal skill and pride. In the early 20th century, traditional lacquerware and cutlery were replaced by eyewear as the local speciality, as farmers started manufacturing eyeglasses to provide an extra income during harsh winters. With time, different individuals specialized in different components, honoring their expertise and craftsmanship, eventually making Sabae an international epicenter for sophisticated eyewear production.

A pair of limited-edition Yami sunglasses is a product of unrivalled quality and unique personality. Strong, lightweight and timeless eyewear that will protect you from bright light and dull design.
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