Japan Eyewear Award
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What is Japan Eyewear Award?
Japan Eyewear Award is one of the industry's foremost awards given to the best designed / functional new products to be marketed in Japan or any other country after July 1st, 2021. The judging and screening will be conducted by Japan Eyewear Award committee. Winners will be Grand Prix will be announced at the Award Ceremony on the first day of the show.
Men's frames which increase one's attractiveness at all scenes
Ladies' frames which highlight elegance, beauty and charm
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
■ New model(s) to be marketed in Japan or any other country after July 1st, 2021.
*Only finished fproduct glasses are accepted.
■ You can register up to 10 products.
FREE for exhibitors. 10,000 JPY* per one product for non-exhibitors. *excluding tax
How to apply
Aug. 20 (Fri) - Registration deadline of your entry products
Aug. 27 (Fri) - Product arrival deadline to Japan Eyewear Award Team
Middle of September - Award winners announced
Oct. 18 (Mon) - Award Ceremony (Grand Prix winners to be announced) at Special Gallery inside IOFT 2021
Japan Eyewear Award Committee Members & Screening
Screening and selection will be conducted byJapan Eyewear Award Committee.
3 products will be selected for each category. One of them will be awarded as a Grand Prix
Mr. Shinichi Sumikawa
Osaka University of Arts professor
After graduated from Chiba University, Faculty of Engineering, he joined Sony Corporation, assigned Design Center and U.S. Design Center, and designed Walkman, Radio, and TV, etc.
In 1991, established sumikawadesign, the independent design office. His design of table tennis's court table used at 2016 Rio Olympic game was admired around the world and his designed playground equipment has won iF DESIGN AWARD 2017.
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. From educational tool to traditional craft, he designs actively and continuously in a wide range of fields.
Ms. Hitomi Sago
After graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Tokyo University of the Arts, she worked in the advertising creative department at Parco before establishing Hitomi Sago Design Office in 1988.
Although grounded in graphic design, her works cover a wide spectrum ranging from spatial design to product design. Many of her projects involve the revitalization of local industries.
Major awards received include the Silver Award from the New York ADC, the JAGDA New Designer Award, the Japan Package Design Award Special Prize, and the Minister of International Trade and Industry Prize at the All Japan Calendar Competition. She also played the roll of judge of Good Design Award from 2003 to 2013, instructor of Fukui Design Academy, director of JAGDA. Visiting professor at Osaka College of Arts.
Mr. Issei Mori
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.
Ms. Chizuru Muko
WWDJAPAN Editorial Director, Sustainability Director
Born in Yokohama. After graduating from Tokyo Women's Christian University, joined Edwin. She has been in the sales position for four and a half years in the sales department. Joined INFAS Publications in 2000 after working as a reporter for Nippon Textile Newspaper. As a reporter, she was mainly in charge of interviewing designer brands. After working as the editor-in-chief of "Fashion News" and "WWD Japan", she has been in her current position since April 2021. She is a member of the selection committee for the "Daily Fashion Awards" and an advisory council for the "International Woolmark Prize 2020".
Ms. Mirei Ito
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 eyewear magazines and web media.
The latest information about Japan Eyewear Award will be announced at this official website.
If you have any inquiries please contact:
IOFT Show management Japan Eyewear Award
Angela MASUYAMA (Ms.) / Alana KONDO (Ms.)