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The Right Optics by Silmo : the podcast made by SILMO

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During SILMO Paris 2022, the Right Optics by SILMO podcast went to meet brands and personalities from the world of optics, bringing you all the colour, trends, stories and people from the show

These podcasts will inspire you, whether you are a brand, a designer, a manufacturer, a retailer or an opticianProfitez de ces podcasts pour trouver l'inspiration, que vous soyez une marque, un créateur, un fabricant, un revendeur ou un opticien. 

Enjoy your listening !

EPISODE 1 : Nick Coffer speaks to legendary designer Gai Gherardi from l.A. Eyeworks, meets Silmo D'Or winners Odette Lunettes and Out Of. He talks visitors from Ibiza (Revolver) and Wisconsin (Faces Eyewear). Zachary Tipton from Vinylize tells him how they make designer frames from old vinyl records and Amélie Morel, President of Silmo, talks about the future of SILMO Paris


EPISODE 2 :  In this second episode, Nick Coffer brings you the best voices from Silmo 2022 in Paris, taking you into the heart of the show with Jenkiz Saillet, Managing Director of Novacel; Silmo D'Or winner Fabien Blon; Phibo Eyewear; Olivier Petitfils, ADCL; and Adi Abramov, winner of the design award. Giovanni Vitaloni and Alessandra Girardi talk to Nick about their new brand Morpho, and Matthieu Jaubert from Visiotruck talks about his mobile optician vans, taking eyesore to parts of the country which are harder to reach.


EPISODE 3 : In part 3 of Nick Coffer's journey around Silmo 2022, discover the happiness of Silmo d'Or 2022 winners Hugo Martin of Parasite Design, Shamir of Israel and Neubau of Austria, as well as Quay Eyewear's buyers from San Fransisco. Mik Somers of Theo Eyewear explains why he has a big furry monster on his stand this year, Hermes Pontet tells the story of his family's association with the optical industry going back four generations and finally Nick talks to Elaine Grisdale, Development Director of the International Association of Opticians, and Jo Jolmes, former President of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians


EPISODE 4 : More great voices and stories in this 4th and final episode of Silmo 2022: Grant Hannaford, winner of this year's International Optician of the Year award shares his remarkable journey. Silmo D'Or winners Jason Kirk from Kirk and Kirk, Fabien Jeanneau from Voxiweb and Daniel Ericsson from Skugga talk about their groundbreaking creations. Nick Youle, innovations director at Inspecs explain why his group is always trying to stay one step ahead of the competition, and Francois Van Den Abeele explains how his business, Sea2See, is saving the planet while making great frames too.


Rounding off this series of podcasts from the heart of Silmo 2022, watch out for a little bonus episode with one of the industry's greats.

Nick Coffer speaking to legendary designer Blake Kuwahara. The episode condenses Blake's passion, expertise and insight into a lovely 15 minute chat where he fully opens up about the creative process and how vulnerable he feels when he presents his new collections.


And if you want more! discover or rediscover the first five episodes, published in the beginning of September. Listen to Jason Kirk, of Kirk and Kirk, in conversation with key personalities from the optics and commercial worlds. They share their stories, their passion and their insight, revealing the secrets behind their success

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