Japan Eyewear Award 2019

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The Winners/Products of Previous Show Japan Eyewear Award 2018

What is Japan Eyewear Award?

Japan Eyewear Award 2019

Japan Eyewear Award(former title: EYEWEAR OF THE YEAR) is one of the industry's formost awards given to the best designed / functional products of late Autumn-Winter from among those submitted by the appliers from all over the world.
The judging and screening was conducted by Japan Eyewear Award committee.

Award Categories

Men's Eyewear Category:
Men's frames which increase one's attractiveness at all scenes
Ladies' Eyewear:
Ladies' frames which highlight elegance, beauty and charm
Kids Eyewear:
Fashionable frames which also excel in function, e.g. durable and flexible, to support children's growth and lives
Sunglasses & sporty frames for fashion, sports and driving scenes which excel in design and function
Functions & Technologies:
Frames & sunglasses with innovative technology and/or superiority in function

We started accepting entries for this year!
Deadline: August 24 (Fri), 2018

Download Entry Sheet and submit by E-mail or FAX.
Show Management will contact you at a later date.
Exhibitors of IOFT2018 are also able to apply at Exhibitors Website.

Screening and Selection

Screening and selection will be conducted by Japan Eyewear Award Committee.
3 products will be selected from each category. One of them will be awarded as a Grand Prix.

Japan Eyewear Award Committee Members

Mr. Tatsuya Wada

Prof. at Tama Art University
Product Design Course

Profile 開く

Born in 1956, Kagoshima, Japan. In 1981, graduated from Tama Art University, majoring in design with focus on 3D and product design, he entered the design center, Hitachi, Ltd. In 1992, he launched G plus Co., Ltd. At Tama Art University, he became a part-time lecturer for 3D design department in 1993; a full-time lecturer in 1995; an associate professor in 1996; a professor in 2001. Since 2001, he has been a judging committee member of GOOD DESIGN AWARD organized by Japan Institute of Design Promotion. In 2008 he became the chairman at product design course, Tama Art University.

Mr. Shinichi Sumikawa

Product Designer
Osaka University of Arts professor

Profile 開く

Born in Shinjuku, Tokyo, in 1962. Graduated from Chiba University, Faculty of Engineering, in 1984 and joined Sony Corporation, assigned Design Center.
In 1991, after 4 and a half years of engaging Sony U.S. Design Center, established sumikawadesign, the independent design office and designed Walkman, Radio, and TV, etc. Since then he has been practicing design beyond stereotypes by making full use of the experience of wondering 57 countries around the world as a backpacker. As Engineering-based designer, highly skills of geometry by taking full advantage of 3D CAD and Printer, excellent at curved surface design with ergonomic comfort. His design of table tennis's court table used at 2016 Rio Olympic game was admired around the world. From educational tool to traditional craft, he designs actively and continuously in a wide range of fields.

Ms. Chizuru Muko

Editor in Chief, WWD JAPAN

Profile 開く

Born in Yokohama, 1970. Graduated from Tokyo Woman's Christian University and started her career at Edwin, sales division, then Nippon Sen-i Shimbun, etc. Joined INFAS Publications in 2000 and held as "Fashion News" editor-in-chief, "WWD Japan" fashion director, etc. Appointed to the current position on April 1, 2015.


Editor in Chief, Megane Begin

Profile 開く

Born in 1970. Joined Editorial office of Car magazine "Tipo" (NEKO PUBLISHING) in 1993. Joined SEKAIBUNKA PUBLISHING, served at Editorial office of "Begin." Assigned to Editorial office of "Special" and involved various magazines such as "MEGANE Begin", "Mercedes me magazine" etc. Appointed to the current position on 2017.



Profile 開く

While involves working on TV drama, film, CM, and for various celebrities as a specialist of eyewear fitting, also working actively as a photographer in magazines & SNS media field.

Japan Eyewear Award Official Logo usage

Japan Eyewear Award 2018

Would you like to make use of Official Logo of Japan Eyewear Award?

  • ・To increase your sales
  • ・To deal with topical products
  • ・To set up special counter/section

Please contact us for further information.

Contact Information

The latest information about Japan Eyewear Award wil be annonced at this official website.
If you have any inquiries please contact:

  • IOFT Show management Japan Eyewear Award
  • Kyoko NISHIDA (Ms.)
  • Alana KONDO (Ms.)
  • TEL:03-3349-8508 FAX:03-3344-2400
  • E-mail: ioft-award@reedexpo.co.jp

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