Reborn near an ex-industrial site in Italy, Monokol was inspired by the geometric and squared lines of the structure of its dismissed sheds. The place that was used for the industrial production of glass in the 1960s is now qualified as an architectural heritage. It is in 2016 that the company founders decided to establish their headquarter in this ancestral area.
In the beginning, only the name of the brand was based on the optic accessory called “monocle”. Born in the XVIII century, this object was used to improve just one eye’s sight.
In the XXI century, it became an eccentric accessory used by aristocrats and dandies as a synonym of elegance and elitism.
It is from them that came the idea of employing a word able to recall the image of this ancient object, and only after several researches, the co-founders decided to name the brand “Monokol”, after a Scandinavian word with the same meaning.
The Brand idea is inspired by the evolution of our contemporary lifestyle. Monokol products translate the world’s fashion changes looking for a chameleon style through the study of design and traditions, in a constant attempt to be headed towards the future.
Our aim is to create eyewears that are not just a design object but a concept, an idea and a way of thinking.
“The glasses we wear say a lot about who we are”.