Japan Eyewear Award 2018

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Award Winners Announced!

The Winners/Products of Japan Eyewear Award 2018

What is Japan Eyewear Award?

Japan Eyewear Award 2018

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 have closed the entry applicaton of JAPAN EYEWEAR AWARD 2018.

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.

Mr. Hirokuni Toga

Hearst Fujingaho Co., Ltd.

Profile 開く

Born in 1967 at Tokyo, Japan. He joined "Sekai Bunka Publishing, Inc.". He became a launching member of "Men's EX" in 1994.
In 2002 he became the Editor in Chief of “Men’s EX”. Then, he became the Editorial Director of "UOMO" in 2006. In April 2007, Hirokuni joined "Hearst Fujingaho Co., Ltd.". He became the 10th Editor in Chief of “MEN’S CLUB” until 2017. He also served as the Editor in Chief for "Esquire The Big Black Book", as well as the Editor in Chief for “Beyond by Lexus Magazine” ,published by “Hearst Fujingaho Co., Ltd.”.
Recently, he works as a freelance editor and the Brand Ambassador for men’s media in “Hearst Fujingaho Co., Ltd.”. And, Nano universe Men's Director.

Ms. Kaoruko Matsuzaki

Editor in Chief of
Mode Optique

Profile 開く

In 1999, she entered WORLD PHOTO PRESS Co., Ltd. Having worked at the editorial department for the women's magazine "VISIO mono" and other publications on bags, interior, jewelry, etc., she presently belongs to "mono magazine" department as a deputy editor. Her assigned topic mainly is the interior, seen in such works as the collaboration book "LORO" with MITSUI Designtec Co., Ltd. Since 2009 she has also been in charge of Mode Optique.

Ms. Mirei Ito

Eyewear Writer

Profile 開く

In 2006, she became independent as a free-lance writer, after working for a publishing company. She covers exhibitions or manufacturers both within and outside Japan, and also has interviews with eyewear designers. She submits her writing for mainly eyewear magazines.

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