2019 SILMO d'Or Laureates

Published on by Anaïs Lakrout - updated on

The jury has awarded the SILMO d'Or prizes ... Discover the 2019 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

SAFILOwith "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 PRICE OF THE JURY

JACQUES MARIE MAGE with « Loewy »

1rst CLASS

LIGHTBIRD with "PLANET"

SPECIAL PRICE : 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.