2018 Winners

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The winners


SILMO d'Or 2018 palmares monture innovation technologique

L’AMY with« McLaren Ultimate Vision » / Hall 6 H 082

True to the McLaren essence, championing innovation for ultimate performance, the McLaren Ultimate Vision collection pushes cutting-edge technologies to perfection.
The collection is based on 3D titanium printing, to form an organic and aerial structure. This design brings a unique comfort on the nose area, and the dramatic lens holding in 2 points releases them from any tension. Thanks to a 3D facial scan, this structure can be adapted to precise measurements of the wearer. The rotary hinges of overmolded beta titanium temples allow them to curl up at the back of the face when closing.


SILMO d'Or 2018 palmares enfant

URBAND with « Eyelet Active » / Hall 5 P 134

"Launched at Silmo 2018 Eyelet Active range is designed for the little ones. Eyelet Active is a strong resilient kids’eyewear that can hold well and maintain good grip on children’s face even with rough hadling.
Thanks to this innovated technology, Active support an extreme bending, the frame returns to the original shape and position. Eyelet Active provides the perfect Stability and Comfort giving a visual clarity at all times.
Eyelet Active combines design, color and stability, even for the most active children!"


SILMO d'Or 2018 palmares monture optique tendance mode

MARNI with « ME 2623 » MARCHON / Hall 6 B 089

Featured in the FW18 Adv campaign, Marni ME2623 reveals a vintage, sophisticated inspiration, expressed in versatile, distinctive design with a very striking, elegant look. Marni’s signature color block aesthetic inspires this rectangular optical design offered in a distinctive mix of contrasting Mazzucchelli acetates. The style’s artisanal refinement is the result of a handmade process that allows the two front layers to be bonded together, adding a playful touch. The geometric proportions and contrasts emphasize this style strong personality, perfectly interpreting Marni’s inventive spirit


SILMO d'Or 2018 palmares lunettes solaires tendance mode


This glamorous and unique butterfly shaped style is characterized by an amplified gold frame-front enriched with triple gradient lenses matching the color of the iconic, round temple tips. The singular flower-shaped detail on each of the temples pierces the lens to create an exquisite metallic Fiore bloom.
The Fiore element is one of the most popular element of the brand and the protagonist of the FW18 woman campaign, inspired by the iconic Fiore shoe-heel.
The iconic key-hole bridge represents the “Gancio”, one of the most popular element from the SF accessories collections, and it enriches the frame giving a touch of light for a very elegant yet intricated look.


 SILMO d'Or 2018 palmares vision bbgr

BBGR Optique with «BLUV Xpert » / Hall 6 C 039

We are more and more exposed to harmful light. Chronic UV exposure can be associated to the origin of several cornea and crystalline diseases. Harmful blue light may have an increased impact on glare and visual fatigue*. The new BLUV® Xpert lenses are designed for everyday. The specific molecules inside and the new patented nano technologie offer 2 in 1 protection against UV and harmful blue light**, while allowing the lenses to be transparent***. BLUV® Xpert lenses can be combined with Neva® Max UV and /or Neva® Max Blue UV to increase protection against UV back side reflections and/or harmful blue light.

*visual fatigue is a multi factorial phenomenon ** On the front of the lens 100% of UV (up to 380 nm) are blocked; 100% of blue light is block up to 404nm for 1.60 & 1.67; 1.5 lens blocks 100% up to 402nm. Blocks at least 20% of harmful blue light (415-455nm; Arnault & al, 2013, Plos One)*** Extremely low residual tint resulting from absorbing harmful blue light

Ex aequo

 SILMO d'Or 2018 palmares zeiss

ZEISS Group with "UV Protect" / Hall 5 H 032

Ultraviolet Radiation is always there, every day even when it is cloudy. It has proven harmful effects on our health, especially for our eyes and eyelids. Despite a widespread popular belief, most spectacle clear lenses currently sold do not fully block UV Radiation. ZEISS innovates in Eye HealthCare by introducing a new technology available on its entire portfolio. ZEISS UVProtect lenses, granted with three patents, are based on specific UV-absorbers, combined with a new anti-reflective coating, that guarantees optimal UV protection, without any compromise of the aesthetics and optical qualities.


SILMO d'Or 2018 palmares materiel equipement

ESSILOR with « Vision R-800 » / Hall 6 J 105

Essilor’s Vision-RTM 800, a phoropter with continuous powers changes, including unique algorithms to assist the practitioner in the refraction procedure and offering the patient the ability to instantaneous compare prescriptions in simulated real life conditions. For a more precise refraction, made easier for the practitioner and more comfortable for the patient. 


SILMO d'Or 2018 palmares monture optique createur lunetier

MORÀ BUSOLI with « Venti » / Hall 5 N 082

«A sharp contrast between harmonic rounded shapes and fierce geometric ones. An homage to the feminine and the masculine fused into each other. 
Our personal tribute for a unisex, evergreen spectacle, born a hundred years ago in New York. Strictly for people with an attitude» 
In occasion of the centenary from the creation of the pantos shape, Morà Busoli and Patrick Hoet give their personal tribute by revisiting it with a new, captivating restyling available in 12 marbles and 4 precious stones matched with aerospace carbon fibre. Weight: 25gr. 100% Italian Handmade.


SILMO d'Or 2018 palmares lunettes solaires createur lunetier

IMPRESSIO with « Impressio 609 Vortex » / Hall 5 HJ 149

Design realized using mathematical algorithms, representing a Vortex type profile that wraps around the lens forming an 8 infinite, almost flowery. By its movement, this model represents, the complexity of the infinitely simple.

The face is made of Polyamide (3D printing) polished and tinted to give a smooth, close to leather look. It is assembled by hand with branches in beta matrix titanium. This marriage makes it possible to create very light voluminous pieces (20 gr, glasses (crystals) included).


SILMO d'Or 2018 palmares premiere classe

THIERRY LASRY with “Shorty” / Hall 5 D 139


SILMO d'Or 2018 palmares prix du jury

NATHALIE BLANC with “Suzanne” / Hall 5 L 107


The nominees


OBE with "Rivet & Bend" - Hall 5 J 006

GÖTTI Switzerland with "Götti Perspective PS06" - Hall 5 A 139

L’AMY with "McLaren Ultimate Vision" - Hall 6 H 082                          

NETOPTIC with MALT "Serre-Cercle intégré" - Hall 5 B 095

SPECIAL’EYES with "Dark Hole" - Hall 5 E 042



COGAN with "Zoobug Panda" - Hall 5 H 019

JEAN-FRANÇOIS REY with "Boréal 3020" - Hall 5 K 107

MINIMA with "Minima BB Hybrid 1" - Hall 5 P 060

OPAL with "Tartine & Chocolat TC AA327" - Hall 6 B 011

URBAND with "Eyelet Active" - Hall 5 P 134



LONGCHAMP with "LO2109" MARCHON - Hall 6 B 089

MARNI with "ME 2623" MARCHON - Hall 6 B 089

MAUBOUSSIN with "MAU1808" ADCL - Hall 6 F 074

ROUSSILHE with Bonnie "Lumineuse" - Hall 5 P 108

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO with "SF 2174 FIORE" MARCHON - Hall 6 B 089                                      



ELEVEN PARIS with "EP AS052" OPAL - Hall 6 B 011

LONGCHAMP with "LO623S" MARCHON - Hall 6 B 089

MAJE with "MJ7007" MONDOTTICA - Hall 6 B 067

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO with "SF184S FIORE" MARCHON - Hall 6 B 089               

VON ARKEL Switzerland with "Calibre 4" - Hall 5 M 089



BBGR Optique with "BLUV Xpert" - Hall 6 C 039

DIVEL Italia with "IR BLOCK" - Hall 5 J 006

ESSILOR with "Crizal® Sapphire+™" - Hall 6 J 105

NIKON with "SeeCoat Bright UV" - Hall 6 B 039

ZEISS with "UV Protect" - Hall 5 H 032


ACCESS France Sécurité & RFID with "ID Robot 2.0" - Hall 6 F 126   

ESSILOR with "Vision R-800" - Hall 6 J 105

NIDEK with "Téléréfraction" - Hall 5 P 054



BLAKE KUWAHARA with "Johnson" - Hall 5 C 140

HENAU with "Koga" - Hall 5 F 059

MORÀ BUSOLI with "Venti" - Hall 5 N 082

PIERRE Eyewear with "New York" - Hall 5 K 101   

YOHJI YAMAMOTO with "YY3021" BRANDO - Hall 5 E 139



FACTORY 900 & ELZA WINKLER with "EL-002" - Hall 5 F 142

IMPRESSIO with "Impressio 609 Vortex" - Hall 5 HJ 149

NINA MÛR with "Nathalie Bacterio" - Hall 5 K 072

PIERO MASSARO with "PM 362" - Hall 5 H 161

VAVA EYEWEAR with "CL0008" - Hall 5 H 162


The 2018 jury president

The Chair of the Panel is Belgian designer and interior designer Michel Penneman, who is internationally renowned for his hotel renovations. 

Président SILMO Or 2018 - Michel Penneman

Michel Penneman is passionate conceptual architecture and likes to design comprehensive projects based on stories. It was he who created the amazing Pantone Hotel in Brussels where his mastery of architectural narration and colour earned him the Paris Hospitality Award for Best Novelty of the Year 2010 and first prize in the Miami Travel & Leisure Awards in the same year. Michel Penneman is never locked in a particular style. Instead, he adjusts his work to the spirit of places to dress and furnish them and has a particular interest in the lights and transparencies that structure spaces.

He graduated in architectural drawing from the Institut Saint-Luc in Brussels and began his career as an architectural draughtsman at Tractebel in the late 80s. He then decides to set up his own architectural synthesis imaging studio and created his first development projects:  houses, private apartments, but mainly commercial spaces, shops, hotels and offices, which brought him international recognition.

The eclectic and curious Michel Penneman immediately accepted the opportunity to be Chair of the Panel for the Silmo d’Or 2018 awards and is already excited about discovering new creations and innovations. He knows just how much glasses make sight more beautiful as objects of everyday life and design.