The last edition of Silmo Paris marked a strong recovery in the eyewear sector.
Effervescence, creativity and innovation are the hallmarks of this 2022 edition
KEY NUMBERS TO REMEMBER
- 750 exhibitors
- 27.000 visitors (50% from France, 50% from the International)
- 146 countries represented
“These figures demonstrate the appeal of SILMO Paris, a leading trade fair that remains an international platform for business and a hub of interaction for all the professionals in the optical and eyewear industry,” confirms Amélie Morel, Chairwoman of SILMO Paris.
A look back at the highlights of this edition
The prizes of this 29th edition were awarded by Amélie Morel, Chairwoman of SILMO Paris, and by Jun Gobron, President of the jury, a militant, open-minded designer, interior architect and imaginative pragmatist who participated in the SILMO d’Or with interest and enthusiasm.
- ENFANT : Odette Lunettes with « Cadet » (BEL)
- SPORT : OUT OF with « Bot with IRID lenses » (ITA)
- VISION : SHAMIR with « Shamir Metaform» (ISR)
- BASSE VISION : VOXIWEB avec « VoxiVision» (FRA)
- MONTURE OPTIQUE « MARQUES & GRIFFES » : DE RIGO with « Philipp Plein VPP081 » (ITA)
- LUNETTES SOLAIRES « MARQUES & GRIFFES » : ADCL with « CL5108 134 » - Christian Lacroix (FRA)
- INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIQUE EN LUNETTERIE : PHIBO EYEWEAR x SO'CLASS with « 1.618 O » (FRA)
- INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIQUE EN PRODUITS CONNECTÉS : SKUGGA TECHNOLOGY AB with « SKUGGA TECHNOLOGY » (SWE)
- LUNETTES SOLAIRES « CREATEUR LUNETIER » : MASAHIRO MARUYAMA with « Kintsugi MM-0078 » (JPN)
- MONTURE OPTIQUE « CREATEUR LUNETIER »: KIK & KIRK with « Thor in Citrus from the Centiles Collection » (GBR)
- FIRST CLASS TRADE FAIR PRIZE : Karma - PARASITE DESIGN (FRA)
- JURY’S SPECIAL AWARD : Xenon - NEUBAU Eyewear (AUT)
SILMO OPTICAL DESIGN CONTEST
The Optical Design Competition, new in 2022 aims to stimulate creation and innovation, and to reveal the future talents set to design tomorrow’s eyewear. This international competition is open to all students over the age of 18 who are currently enrolled in a design program and who can demonstrate having already completed at least three years of higher education or the equivalent.
Adi Abramov, a student at the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art in Ramat Gan, Israel, is responsible for the project "Unfoldable. X", optical and sunglasses with a minimalist and sharp aesthetic, made of recycled plastic, without screws or hinges, based on removable temples with a simple gesture thanks to a technical and ingenious X construction, unanimously won the jury's votes.
How can technology revolutionize the optical and eyewear sector by 180°, from bricks to clicks, from smart glasses to the Metaverse?
The forward-thinking SILMO Next welcomed discussions and debates with Talks by professionals and companies who revealed the future perspectives of the physical, virtual and connected worlds:
Othman Chiheb from Microsoft, Virginie Corbasson from Carlin Creative Studio, Alexandre Cado from OuiVu, Marc Adamowicz from LightVision, Romain Afflelou from Cosmo Connected, Jean Sahler from EssilorLuxottica, Paul Morrow from Morrow Optics, Yoann Aretz from DoctoLib, Benjamin Hakoun from Fitting Box, Sophie Mulsant from Arkema, Alireza Parandian from Materialise, Esteban Villalon from Lavoisier Composites, Matthieu Lépine from Brand Ambassador, and Alice Villafranca, Alex Ganvo and Éloïse Minder from l’Institut de Chalon.
Also revealed at SILMO Next, THE TRENDS FORUM presented a selection of 120 glasses selected among the exhibitors’ collections. Among the four trends of 2023 to watch and review in issue 31 of the digital magazine Trends by SILMO.
SILMO ACADEMY, THE GREAT COMEBACK
A foremost scientific symposium, SILMO Academy seizes upon societal questions to guide and train opticians in knowledge and progress being made in optical and ophthalmologic matters.
This 11th edition addressed two current issues: myopia and the importance of good vision in an ageing population. Professors, doctors, scientists and lecturers shared their research work and shed light on broad themes:
MOF : MEILLEURS OUVRIERS DE FRANCE LUNETIERS
Each year, the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France come to share their passion for craftsmanship, to support the national Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition, and promote the awareness of Meilleurs Ouvriers de France glasses craftsmen.
By demonstrating their savoir-faire at a space set up like a workshop, they also promoted the École des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Lunetiers (learning institution in Morez)