Every hinge, temple, and component used in Matsuda’s eyewear is thoughtfully considered and uniquely designed for each collection. From Matsuda’s iconic side shields to Matsuda’s innovative pince-nez bridges, Matsuda’s designs are an unmistakable homage to Matsuda’s heritage today, redefined for tomorrow.
Using the finest metals in the world — titanium, stainless steel, sterling silver, and 18k solid gold — Matsuda’s master Japanese craftsmen transform raw materials into intricately detailed works of art, employing techniques few others would attempt: prioritizing quality over mass production.
Matsuda’s Japanese acetate forms are sculpted exclusively from an organic plastic derived from cotton and cured for over three months prior to construction. This delicate process produces uniquely rich colors with unrivaled strength and flexibility. Each piece is then hand-finished by master polishers who have apprenticed for 10 years to perfect their technique, producing a remarkably soft feel, sculpted for a lifetime of hard use.