The Oscars of the French eyewear industry were presented with great fanfare at a Moulin Rouge inspired evening within one of Paris’ oldest theatres.
French-Argentinian artist Pablo Reinoso presided over this year’s panel of judges and was on hand to present each of the winners.
In his opening address he acknowledged the creative talent required to design award-winning eyewear.
“As an artist I am sensitive to the form and emotion that an object elicits, artistic or otherwise; and I did not expect to find so much sophistication in a pair of glasses, sophistication that impacts on visual health, design, fashion… and requires so much expertise and manipulation before reaching the optician.”
The 2014 Silmo D’Or Awards went to:
Jury’s Special Award:
Piero Massaro with PM415
Lucas de Stael with Stratus
Masunaga X Kendo Takada with Campanule K18
Caroline Abram with 5+5=10, Tête à Lunettes
Bollé Sport with Coverage for children
Frame Technology / Innovation:
Morgengrot Eyewear with Morgengrot SC3
Vision: BBGR Sirus Plus
Material / Equipment:
Deep Lights by Activisu
Low Vision: Telorion Zoom