Silmo d’Or Jury Honors 2019 Laureates


PARIS—The Silmo d’Or jury, consisting of media, style influencers and other invited experts, made its choices and honored the 2019 laureates with the winning prizes during a special event held in Paris at Pavillon d’Armenonville on Sept. 28 during the Silmo exhibition here. The Silmo d’Or awards ceremony gives prizes to recognize the creativity of the optical products for design, innovation and technology. Silmo president Amelie Morel welcomed guests to the ceremony.

The 2019 winners are:

for Frame Technological Innovation, Freisicht with ‘AvantGarde’

for Children’s Frames, Opal with ‘Tartine & Chocolat TC AA353’

for Optical Frames, Fashion Trend, Marni with ‘ME 2632’ from Marchon

for Sunglasses, Fashion Trend, Sonia Rykiel with ‘Endless Summer’ from L’Amy

for Sport, Safilo with ‘Attack MTB ‘ from Smith

for Contact Lenses, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care for Acuvue Oasys with Transitions

for Spectacle Lenses, Novocel Leica Eyecare for Variovid Volterra

for Material/Equipment, BBGR with ‘LUMIZ 100’

for Optical Frames, Eyewear Designer, Tarian with ‘Graphic’

for Sunglasses, Eyewear Designer, Caroline Abram with ‘Divine’

for Low Vision, Voxiweb for ‘Voxione’

A special prize of the Jury went to Jacques Marie Mage for ‘Loewy’

First Class went to Lightbird with ‘Planet’

A special prize for Visual Health went to Abeye for ‘Lexilens’ for dyslexia

Photos and a description of the winning products are posted on the Silmo website.

Organizers of the Silmo exhibition, held Sept. 27 to 30, reported that it welcomed 35,888 visitors, an increase of 2.5 percent over 2018, comprised of 56 percent international and 44 percent French attendees. There were 970 exhibitors at the show this year. Silmo created a “360-degree experience” at the fair this year. In addition to education at the Silmo Academy, the organizers also presented a first-time, 24-hour Silmo Hackathon, where five international multidisciplinary teams of five people each were “invited to imagine tomorrow’s retail world.”