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Our story

Our story

YUN is a cutting-edge, Korean eyewear brand based in Berlin and Seoul, founded in 2015 by CJ and Jiyoon YUN, a 30 year veteran of the eyewear industry and former fashion designer respectively.

Through minimal design and cutting-edge technology, YUN brought the spirit of Seoul to Berlin.

YUN is a cutting-edge, Korean eyewear brand based in Berlin and Seoul, founded in 2015 by CJ and Jiyoon YUN, a 30 year veteran of the eyewear industry and former fashion designer respectively.

Through minimal design and cutting-edge technology, YUN brought the spirit of Seoul to Berlin.

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Our history

Whilst working in the lens industry in 2005, having developed digitally individualized & optimized high-quality lenses to the exact needs of the wearer, taking into consideration of frame properties and wearer's parameters, CJ realized a serious disconnect between his product and end consumers.

He felt disappointed that customers were overpaying for lenses and frames due to manufacturers adding margins to cover costs.

Deciding that customers deserve a fair price for their glasses, CJ went about creating his own eyewear business concept, offering attractive, timeless frame design with the best quality lenses at affordable prices- without hidden charges.

He saw a perfect business partner in his daughter Jiyoon, who had been working in the fast-paced world of fashion design at a prestigious Korean fashion group. Her eye for design, creativity and business knowledge complemented CJ’s specialised technical and engineering skills.

And so, the father-daughter duo found themselves setting up shop in German’s cultural capital, seeing great potential in Berlin's creative, international community. Despite its European location, the essence of Seoul resides in YUN through strict, minimal design and an appreciation of the Korean concept of ‘the beauty of space’.

Through state-of-the-art technology, customers can watch their glasses be produced with our machine in a matter of minutes- it’s about as transparent as it gets. Should the customer have a complicated prescription, the order is sent to the YUN factory in the Korean port city of Incheon, where everything is made and returned within the week.

This method of vertical integration and ‘do it ourselves’ perspective means that quality is kept high and prices are kept fair. Plus by combining the convenience of technology with brilliant customer service, you can experience efficiency and ask our opticians anything, from eye tests to a quick consultation.

We believe wholly in keeping honest and maintaining our balance; between fashion and function, east and west, design and technology and artisanship and automation.

Whilst working in the lens industry in 2005, having developed digitally individualized & optimized high-quality lenses to the exact needs of the wearer, taking into consideration of frame properties and wearer's parameters, CJ realized a serious disconnect between his product and end consumers.

He felt disappointed that customers were overpaying for lenses and frames due to manufacturers adding margins to cover costs.

Deciding that customers deserve a fair price for their glasses, CJ went about creating his own eyewear business concept, offering attractive, timeless frame design with the best quality lenses at affordable prices- without hidden charges

He saw a perfect business partner in his daughter Jiyoon, who had been working in the fast-paced world of fashion design at a prestigious Korean fashion group. Her eye for design, creativity and business knowledge complemented CJ’s specialised technical and engineering skills.

And so, the father-daughter duo found themselves setting up shop in German’s cultural capital, seeing great potential in Berlin's creative, international community. Despite its European location, the essence of Seoul resides in YUN through strict, minimal design and an appreciation of the Korean concept of ‘the beauty of space’.

Through state-of-the-art technology, customers can watch their glasses be produced with our machine in a matter of minutes- it’s about as transparent as it gets. Should the customer have a complicated prescription, the order is sent to the YUN factory in the Korean port city of Incheon, where everything is made and returned within the week.

This method of vertical integration and ‘do it ourselves’ perspective means that quality is kept high and prices are kept fair. Plus by combining the convenience of technology with brilliant customer service, you can experience efficiency and ask our opticians anything, from eye tests to a quick consultation.

We believe wholly in keeping honest and maintaining our balance; between fashion and function, east and west, design and technology and artisanship and automation.