2019

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The winners

FRAME TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

FREISICHT with "AVANTGARDE"

THE REALMS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE?
Freisicht initiates a revolution in the field of natural materials.
Physically optimised in such a way that solid wooden frames can be deformed when heated by any ordinary optician and, for the first time, adjusted ergonomically to every individual physiognomy.
Wood as you know it is a thing of the past. It preserves the emotional benefits of the past and achieves the qualities of the future.
Thanks to the combination of modern technology and traditional know-how, wood can now be used like any other common material.

CHILDREN

OPALwith "TARTINE & CHOCOLAT TC AA353"

Mindful of health requirements for young children, Opal is launching its first bio acetate range for 2-3 year olds.
This new round, comfortable design is available in eight models for boys and girls.
The cellulose, plasticizer and colorant making up the cellulose acetate are plant-based.  With no phthalates or hormone-disrupting chemicals, it is a non-toxic, anallergic material which complies with the precautionary principle concerning infants.

OPTICAL FRAMES "FASHION TREND"

MARNI with "ME2632" MARCHON

Marni introduces Cross (ME2632), a striking look round frame craft¬ed with a grooved rim and a metal filament around the lenses.
The frame’s chromatic allure springs from the captivating effect of the custom-made rims, which are laminated and milled to achieve an octagonal shape.
A very creative and innovative frame where geometricity and the unex¬pected play of colors make this frame very interesting yet pioneering.

SUNGLASSES "FASHION TREND"

SONIA RYKIEL with "ENDLESS SUMMER" L'AMY

Endless Summer is the newly reinterpreted aviator model for the adventurer women of SONIA RYKIEL.
This sunglasses lands in the desert and reminds us the beauty of contrast and material thanks to its perfect combination between metal and acetate.
Its audacious curves and shading reveal the light  among its openwork lines...
More than a design, Endless Summer is a travel call to take part in RYKIEL story.

SPORT

SAFILO with "ATTACKMAGMTB"  - SMITH

The Attack MTB is a must-have for sports and cycling enthusiasts.
This model exists in 2 different interchangeable ChromaPop lenses featuring a magnetic temples system: the « Black ChromaPop », best for areas of high sun exposure and the « Light Amber » to ensure a total comfort in case of low light. The carbonic lense ChromaPop, light, impact resistant, filters the natural phenomenon of color overlap by the retina (between blue and green, and red and green light perception) to allow you to see more detail.

CONTACT LENSES

JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION

ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ is a first-of-its-kind1 contact lens that goes beyond vision correction2, seamlessly adapting to changing light.ᵻ2 By automatically balancing the amount of indoor and outdoor light entering the eye, ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ helps reduce the stressful impact that light can have on patients’ eyes.**3
ᵻ Ability to see comfortably in bright light
** By helping your vision recover from bright light faster and reducing squinting, compared to the leading reusable contact lens.
1. FDA press release: FDA clears first contact lens with light-adaptive technology https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm604263.htm, April 10th 2018.
2. JJV Data on File 2018. Definition of ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™

LENSES

NOVACEL with "VARIOVID VOLTERRA"

Leica Eyecare is proud to announce the launch of its new VARIOVID VOLTERRA progressive lens with ÉO-TECH® Technology. This disruptive and revolutionary technology reduces optical aberrations by 50% to 65%.
By applying the mathematical series of Vito Volterra (Italian mathematician 1860-1940) in the calculation of lens design we have created the first « equalizer » of optical surfaces, which gives wearers the feeling of wearing single vision lenses. The Volterra series have been mainly used in other areas (such as acoustics), but have never been used in optics.

MATERIAL / EQUIPMENT

BBGR with "LUMIZ 100"

9/10 people declare they are light sensitive.*
Depending on the physiology and the light environment, each individual can have a different level of light sensitivity.
Today, LUMIZ™ 100 is the 1st instrumented protocol that measures the level of individual light  sensitivity and recommends the most appropriate visual solutions for each individual.
LUMIZ™ 100 consists of a headset for measuring light sensitivity and a protocol incorporating an innovative algorithm. It conjointly analyses the sensitivity level of the subject and the bothering light environment to recommend optimal visual solutions.
*Presbyopes U&A – B3TSI – Quantitative study – 2018 – France, USA, Brazil, China, India – 9696 online - Question asked ‘How annoying do you find the following: natural sunlight glare, artificial indoor light glare, headlights glare when at night + Transitions Optical life 360 live wearers testing in US, France, China (IFOP 2016/2017) – N=117 glasses wearers

OPTICAL FRAME "EYEWEAR DESIGNER"

TARIAN with "GRAPHIC"

I was seduced by the intense colors and graphic lines of the solar architecture inspired by the great Luis Barragán the 1990s.
I gathered my best memories with this new collection – GRAPHIC – Metal

SUNGLASSES "EYEWEAR DESIGNER"

CAROLINE ABRAM with "DIVINE"

«DIVINE» model.
When seduction rimes with sophistication.
Caroline Abram presents tremendous sunglasses: delicate, yet Futuristic sensual from the inner curves, powerful with the geometrical outlines, this mask is as sophisticated as feminin.
Lightness and resistance are assured by the HDC acetate.
The stainless steel is made from a 10 step process, allowing a perfect control of its shade and resistance.
The frame comes with silicone nosepads, to ensure a personalised comfort.

LOW VISION

VOXIWEB with "VOXIONE"

VoxiOne is the innovative all-in-one device that will revolutionize the daily lives of the visually impaired and blind, in all situations, at home or on the move.
In a single product, VoxiOne offers many features that have been redesigned and improved over existing standards: electronic magnifier, OCR reading device, video magnifier, barcode reader, color identifier, smartphone, voice labeling system...
An innovation developed in France by Voxiweb, designer of solutions for the visually impaired since 2013.

SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY

JACQUES MARIE MAGE with « Loewy »

1ère CLASSE

LIGHTBIRD with "PLANET"

SPECIAL PRIZE : VISUAL HEALTH

ABEYE with "LEXILENS"

ABEYE

Abeye Lexilens is an innovative reading aid eyewear for dyslexics.
Dyslexia makes reading difficult for 2 children per class on average. Abeye Lexilens leverages a recent scientific discovery on the probable cause of dyslexia to help dyslexics read easier and faster. Abeye Lexilens is the result of 2 years of collaborative Research and Development between Abeye and the academic laboratory that made the discovery.
Abeye Lexilens uses electronic lenses to filter out the mirrored images making the reading difficult. Lexilens provides an effect that is instantaneous, independent of nbative language, does not require any training and improves reading speed and ease in most common cases. Abeye Lexilens targets primerily children and will be available in spring 2020.

 

The nominees

FRAME TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

DOKOMOTTO LUNETTERIE DE FRANCE WITH «COLLECTION NATURE»
FREISICHT WITH «AVANTGARDE»
L’AMY WITH «MCLAREN SUPER SERIES»
L’AMY TECHNOLOGIES WITH «HYPERION»
OBE WITH «SPACE SCREWS»

CHILDREN

BLANC … WITH «ARIANE»
CAROLINE ABRAM WITH «MINI DIVA» DE TETE A LUNETTES
COGAN WITH «ZOOBUG BUTTERFLY» - MONDOTTICA
Ki ET LA WITH «OURS’ON»
OPAL WITH «TARTINE & CHOCOLAT TCAA 353»

OPTICAL FRAME «FASHION TREND»

AZZARO WITH «AZ30271» - GROSFILLEY
CHLOE WITH «BONNIE CE2743» - MARCHON
MAJE WITH «MJ1023» - MONDOTTICA
MARNI WITH «CROSS ME2632» - MARCHON
VICTORIA BECKHAM WITH «VB2106» - MARCHON

SUNGLASSES «FASHION TREND»

CARRERA WITH «CARRERA FACER» - SAFILO
KARL LAGERFELD WITH «KL309S» - MARCHON
ON AURA TOUT VU WITH «BRONZE C01» -TONYSAME
SONIA RYKIEL WITH «ENDLESS SUMMER» - L’AMY
VICTORIA BECKHAM WITH «VB605S» - MARCHON

SPORT

DEMETZ WITH «CLIP & DIVE»
JULBO WITH «RUSH»
MICHAËL PACHLEITNER GROUP WITH «FLOW» - RED BULL SPECT EYEWEAR
SAFILO WITH «ATTACKMAGMTB» - SMITH

VISION

CONTACT LENSES

COOPER VISION WITH «MISIGHT 1 DAY»
JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION WITH «ACUVUE®OASYS WITH TRANSITIONSTM»

LENSES

ABEYE WITH «LEXILENS»
ESSILOR WITH «ESSILOR EYEZEN START»
HOYA WITH «HOYALUX MYSELF»
NOVACEL WITH «VARIOVID VOLTERRA»
TRANSITIONS OPTICAL WITH «TRANSITIONS SIGNATURE GEN8»

MATERIAL / EQUIPMENT

BBGR WITH «LUMIZ ™ 100»
ESSILOR «EYEVIZ 300»
NIDEK WITH «ARK-F»

OPTICAL FRAME «EYEWEAR DESIGNER»

FACTORY 900 WITH «RF-064»
JACQUES MARIE MAGE WITH «TRISTAN»
monogram EYEWEAR WITH «MNSO 010»
SPECIAL’EYES WITH «DRIVE» COLLECTION BRETT
TARIAN WITH «GRAPHIC»

SUNGLASSES «EYEWEAR DESIGNER»

CAROLINE ABRAM WITH «DIVINE»
ic! berlin WITH «AVUS»
STEALER WITH «FINGER FRAME»
NATHALIE BLANC PARIS WITH «MAMAN»
TARIAN WITH «SACRÉ CŒUR»

LOW VISION

AXOS WITH «SNOW 12»
ESCHENBACH OPTIK WITH «VARIO DIGITAL»
VOXIWEB WITH «VOXIONE»

 

The 2019 jury president

A French designer and interior architect of international renown, Christophe PILLET is appreciated for his “clear expression, pursuit of simplicity and essential design.” After graduating from l'École nationale supérieure d'art of Nice in 1985, Christophe PILLET joined the Domus Academy in Milan to study with the greatest talents in the field. He received his degree there in 1986. While living in the capital of Lombardy, for four years he collaborated with Michele De Lucchi, Carlotta de Bevilacqua and Martine Bedin. He then joined Philippe Starck in Paris, where he worked from 1989 to 1993.  Following these diverse experiences, he founded his own agency in Paris in 1993.

“I am not seeking the extraordinary, but rather to reveal what is beautiful and moving in the ordinary,” he explains. This true stylistic signature has earned him a number of prizes and awards, and brought him to work for a variety of clients in furniture and product design as well as the interior architecture of hotels, restaurants, office buildings and mansions... His elegant, contemporary style is always a delight, whatever the project. Moreover, he never ceases to expand his territories of application.  Nothing can stop this workaholic: he loves a good challenge and is buoyed by a natural curiosity of dealing with reality and adding his “French touch”, his understated, humanised aesthetic – never minimalist or cold – without compromising on an interest in innovation and technology.

Christophe PILLET does not promote the narcissistic flourishes of a designer seeking to impress. His approach is sensitive and restrained; he is always inclined to first consider the value of an object or place in terms of use before getting involved, never rushing into a project. Which automatically makes him the ideal chairman for the SILMO d’OR jury. He accepted this challenge with enthusiastic interest, especially since he has already had some initial experiences in the world of eyewear: in 2008, he designed a sunglasses line for the 75th anniversary of Lacoste, and in 2017, Vuarnet requested his services for its sports and lifestyle collections. His point of view promises to be fascinating and committed, like all the projects with which he has been involved...