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We carry Berlin not only in its name

The city is deeply ingrained in our DNA.

About us

Founded in 1996, ic! berlin makes the very finest, hand-made eyewear for people who dare to see the world through their own eyes. We are headquartered in Berlin, Germany with offices in New York and Tokyo. Our 180+ craftsmen, engineers, and technicians design, build, and market our original eyewear designs. And we do it across 60 countries in Europe, North America, and Asia.

Despite our global footprint, we still craft each of our eyewear pieces by hand in our stateof-the-art manufactory in Berlin. Our creations are worn by the world’s curious, creative individuals. They are people who see and think with their own eyes–from entrepreneurs, architects, and musicians to artists, political leaders, and scientists.

Seeing things from new perspectives is embedded in our company’s DNA. We combine the original, no-screw hinge with stainless steel, titanium, synthetic, and natural materials. The result is robust, lightweight eyewear design. It has helped us consistently earn awards at the world’s top optical trade and design fairs, including the coveted SILMO D’Or.

Open eyes.

Strong yet calm. Powerful yet understated. ic! berlin embodies inner strength and progress. For independent minded people who think forward and move ahead. We create the finest quality hand-made eyewear for those who value individuality over conformity.

Open minds.

Our brand was born and raised in Berlin — a truly diverse and inspiring city with an unyielding spirit. Where people enjoy an open, free, and authentic scene. From infamous night life and alternative neighborhoods to high-tech startups and creative culture: Our understated, minimalist design language is at home in this environment. Our reduced focus on the essential details projects an individual sense of style. Instead of following trends, we create new ones. We focus on subtle design codes — like our signature, no-screw hinge, designs, and urban aesthetics.

Our Vision

We create the finest quality hand-made eyewear for those who value individuality over conformity.

Our Mission

We strive for a more essential world. A world that is not dictated by fast fashion, but by individual style and lasting quality and design.

We are ic! berlin.

We are a global group of designers, craftsmen, engineers, and thinkers. And most of all, we are naturally curious. Together, from inside our intelligent industrial space in Berlin, we produce eyewear art: with forms and shapes that stand the test of time; in a design language that deeply resonates with authentic living; for people who value the beauty of handmade craftsmanship.

We are German engineered. We are Berlin pioneered. And true to our roots, we take a bold look at the world with our very own eyes. Just like the diverse, eclectic individuals who pursue their vision with our eyewear: Artist. Cyclist. Architect. String quartet. Recreationist. Exhibitionist. Engineer. Queer. White collar. Blue collar. Leather collar.

Pick up an original, finely crafted piece of eyewear from any of our hand-designed collections. You’ll experience what eyewear can truly be: robust, lightweight frames with no-screw hinges and clean lines. Which is why ic! berlin is more than something you wear. It is something you are.

Design

Progressive form. Innovative function. New materials and hybrids. Everything we create has a unique Berlin sensibility. We start with timeless, classic design. Then we add innovative solutions – like our signature no-screw hinge that revolutionized eyewear.

We strive to get the very most out of the materials we use. And we’re always looking ahead. New frame shapes. Ring design and color accents that enhance frame details. Innovative manufacturing techniques.

ic! berlin is always pushing new boundaries.

Style.
Made in Germany.

 

Pioneered in Berlin.

Product

Every piece of ic! berlin eyewear is created with attention to detail. Our craftsmen build every frame by hand. It is all part of our commitment to lasting quality and design.

We start with high-quality, hand-selected materials. Cut. Bend. Polish. Refine. Step by step, our craftsmen use their hands and precision tools to create timeless, classic eyewear. Then they bring their work to life with our one-of-a-kind colors, textures, and finishes.

Hand-made precision takes true focus and skill. But we believe it is the only way to craft a truly fine piece of eyewear.

Precision
craftsmanship.

Enduring quality.

Timeless design.

For true individuals.

Manufacturing

ic! berlin leverages the most modern design, manufacturing, and milling techniques. Our engineers and craftsmen do everything in house by hand. They use the very latest machinery. And they employ techniques that have been refined and perfected over decades. From expert metal bending and high-tech color treatments to lacquer and laser engraving: we embrace a customized approach and mindset to create high-quality eyewear.

People Power

Our people come from around the world. A diverse group of individuals, they share a passion for pushing boundaries to create high-quality, precision eyewear. They are experts in their craft. And they are always discovering new ways to refine, improve, and achieve even more.

Craftsmanship

True to our roots, we make each pair of eyeglasses as unique as the city and its individuals themselves. And we craft every piece of eyewear for people who refuse to compromise between aesthetics and reliability.

Visit our Flagship Store

Our flagship store offers the ultimate ic! berlin experience. lt's the only place to see our entire collection in all colorways and get expert advice. Book your appointment now.

Virtual Try-on

Use our virtual try-on tool to become confident with your new ic! berlin eyeglasses. Discover our tool now and see if your new eyeglasses fits. Just press the Try-on button.