DENVER—Oplee captured a Silver Award in the 2022 NY Product Design Awards competition for its Travel Contact Lens Case. The event, which in recent years has become recognized as one of the leading international design competitions, received over 800 entries from 24 countries. "It's a tremendous honor and validation of our product design to receive a Silver Award in the prestigious New York Product Design Awards," said Oplee founder Ryan Bennett. From its inception, the NY Product Design Awards has been geared towards honoring and promoting product designers whose works bring about positivity in the world. The competition does not differentiate between professionals and enthusiasts, as its focus is solely on product design.

“We are extremely humbled by the amount of support we had received from the entrants, who had made the 2022 NY Product Design Awards as successful as it was,” Thomas Brandt, spokesperson of the International Awards Associate (IAA), remarked. “As these entrants have proved their mettle in an industry that is ever-evolving, they truly represent the very best their field has to offer.”

Award winners were selected by 24 jurors from 16 countries. The jurors included Brian Hoehl, chief executive officer of Bikedezign; Samuel Chuffart, global design director of Icona Design Group; Bret Recor, founder and creative director of Box Clever; Joon Kwon, managing director/co-founder of LR Seoul; Elham Mirzapour, industrial designer at Arena Design Studio; Jiaru Lin, senior packaging designer at Tom Ford and Niko Kapa, director at Studio Niko Kapa, to name a few.

The NY Product Design Awards received submissions from distinguished companies such as Fabrizio Crisa - Elica spa, Commod-Haus GmbH, Woodendot, Maruko Design Studio, GPI Design, Lambwolf Collective, MAKO Design + Invent, Arkoslight, Fu Sheng Zhi-Zuo Studio, forceMajure Design, and Laura Stein Interiors. Companies such as Grove Collaborative, Campari Group, Cresstec, Diageo, Unilever, Titanic Brewery, Hines, Bumble Beez, Lee Kum Kee International Holdings Limited, Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles, LLC, HyperloopTT, and Volvo were represented by third-party submissions.

“As the world changes, so will designs have to adapt and cater to new horizons. The insight demonstrated by Oplee’s entry was certainly inspirational,” Brant remarked.