2021

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The winners 

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN EYEWEAR

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  • ROLF Spectacles with « Amur 02 | plant-based eyewear »
    The patented hinge has proven itself the ideal component. It can be printed at the same time as the frame using 3D printing technology, meaning the whole frame can be made all at once and therefore keep the number of external suppliers to a minimum. In addition to the high performance of the screw-less hinge, glasses wearers will also benefit from the flexible, natural, and skin-friendly properties of the plant-based frame. Shaping the future with innovative and sustainable products.

CHILDREN

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  • JF REY with « TRALALA 8750 »
    The Tralala model made entirely of silk-screened acetate with exclusive floral wording in the shape of the frame's top. Our wish is to propose an ergonomic model with a nice covering height while celebrating the return to nature, with a flower worn on face of the little girls. Two exclusive colours  (8750 and 2575) designed by JFREY's studio are present in this model which is equipped with interchangeable OBE flex uno, signed with a small heart on the endtips. 

SPORT

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  • METAOPTICS with « METASPORT SHIELD »
    Development and manufacture of corrective mono-shields compatible with the most popular mono-shields sports glasses on the market, regardless of brand. The RX shields are available in single vision and progressive lenses in the widest prescription range on the market: +6.00 to -7.00 (Cyl. -4.00) combined powers.

VISION

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  • TRANSITIONS Optical with « Transitions® XTRActive® Polarized™»
    Transitions® XTRActive® Polarized™ lenses are the only and best ever photochromic polarized lenses to defy glare. They use a breakthrough, exclusive, multi-layer matrix that hosts new broad-spectrum dyes for more darkness and new ultra-fast dichroic dyes that are especially tuned to high-glare light and when activated have the unique ability to organize into a pattern on the lens itself for polarization. The dynamic polarization helps to protect wearers from glare when needed.

MATERIAL / EQUIPMENT

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  • MEI with « EasyFit Trend »
    Born from MEI’s experience in manufacturing lens edging machines, the EasyFiT Trend is the new block-less compact solution tailored for optical shops and small labs. This new edger represents a further breakthrough for the field. The new EasyFiT Trend features an innovative tracing system that further increases the overall productivity and a new modern and compact design. MEI has also integrated into this new machine the ‘Total Quality Control’ system.

OPTICAL FRAME « BRANDS & LABELS »

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  • ESCHENBACH OPTIK with « MINI EYEWEAR 743012_60 »
    This oversized squared acetate shape with rivets stands out through its unique lamination on front. An additional feature is nylor on the lower front part. The caramel acetate front has a lamination in the same crystal color as the temples. This temples reveal the MINI pattern on the wire core and underline the statement of this frame. The hand polished round tip-end frames the iconic Mini wing logo, made with a metal inlay

SUNGLASSES « BRANDS & LABELS »

silmo d'or 2021 solaire marque maison sarah lavoine
  • Maison Sarah Lavoine X Ateliers Roussilhe with « THYRA - MSL 04 C8 »
    Thyra in yellow is a French frame with a square and oversized shape inspired by the 70s for a very feminine, chic and casual look. Manufactured in the Roussilhe workshops in Oyonnax (OFG), it is made of bio acetate by Mazzucchelli and produced in two exclusive Maison Sarah Lavoine colours: the emblematic Blue Sarah on the gradient lenses and the yellow acetate colour created specifically for the collection.

OPTICAL FRAME « EYEWEAR DESIGNER »

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  • HENAU with « Lunam »
    The model Lunam is one of the models of the new series of HENAU Eyewear which combines acetate with titanium. The minimalist hinge is perfectly integrated with the acetate face. These glasses are true fashion objects, which reflect and reinforce the personality and character of those who wear them. They are pieces of art where the design creates a perfect harmony with functionality and comfort. In short -> eyewearCOUTURE.

SUNGLASSES « EYEWEAR DESIGNER »

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  • RIGARDS with « MODEL RG2046WD »
    Drawing on strong architectural geometries (right angle beams, undulating surfaces, sloping roof planes, shapely arches), RG2046WD is a seamless bricolage of different materials: high-end salvaged wood, aerospace-grade aluminum-magnesium, ultralight beta-titanium, flexible stainless steel, with zero plastic and sustainability in mind. Just like constructing a building, every individual part and their stunning contrast works together to form a sophisticated whole

JURY’S SPECIAL JURY

silmo d'or 2021 solaire créateur vava eyewear
  • VAVA EYEWEAR avec « CL0015 »
    Model Cl0015 is wired round-shaped frame made by 3D-printed using high quality polyamide bio-based powder, made from castor oil. Base Zero glass lenses from Barberini.
    Patented Hinges and made of, Super lightweight, Avional aluminium.
    Eye:46 | Temple:140 | Bridge:22
    Co-Designed with Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma and engineered and produced by VAVA. Many of Kuma design projects can be understood as a pursuit of different types of weaving of diverse materials and scales.

PRIX 1ERE CLASSE

  • HISTOIRE DE VOIR
    HISTOIRE DE VOIR with « FIL S8 »

The Nominees

Discover the companies nominated at the 28th SILMO d'or

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Jury President of SILMO d’Or 2021

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A man of many talents with an atypical personality, Jean-Christophe Leblanc chairs the jury for SILMO d’OR 2021, lending an inquisitive and open-minded vision, with his energy and his creativity.

A man of shadow and light, Jean-Christophe Leblanc’s career path has been a sinuous one: “I take turns and detours,” he says, “but there is an underlying coherency connecting all my experiences.” After studying medicine, which provides him with a solid background in physics and chemistry, he joins ATEP, a Parisian college for art and visual communication, and discovers the installation of volume in space, design, scenography, sculpture, the art of decor, etc.

Newly graduated, he is awarded the David Weil prize for artwork from the Academy of Arts, makes an animated film in stop-motion, becomes a teacher and meets Alain Duverne, the creator of the Guignols de l’Info, who invites him to join his team. A first encounter followed by others (Alain Chabat, Luc Besson...) who open the doors to the film industry where he creates different universes and designs sets.

At the same time, his sense of staging seduces Stefan Lubrina, Karl Lagerfeld's official decorator. Jean-Christophe Leblanc then plunges into the world of fashion where his talent really shines through. Fashion shows, showcases, events, films..., nothing escapes his keen eye for cultivating beauty and surprise. An eye that should inspire SILMO d’OR jury members, all the more so as Jean-Christophe Leblanc has already crossed paths with the optical industry, in 2017 he was responsible for staging the fair’s 50th anniversary at the Grand Palais, a grandiose event that made a lasting impression...

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