Please see the winners and products (features) of the Japan Glass Awards, review reviews
This year is the commemorative year for IOFT's 30th anniversary, and renewed the name of the award to
JAPAN EYEWEAR AWARD so that more people will to get to know it better.
We received the largest number of entries ever with a wide variety, and the products were polished in all aspects including functionality and design.
We also welcomed a new committee member and went through strict screening process.
The award receiving world-wide attention, all judges affirmed to spare no effort to screen and support,
for development and prosperity of eyewear design.
Whereas frame and temples with volume stand out, many slim, elegant and classical models are also seen.
We enjoyed variety of models that cannot be consolidated into one trend.
Thanks to that, the eyewear users have wider selection of models to choose from to suit their taste.
It may have become natural to wear different glasses according to the scenes and styles.
Not being particular in a certain style, we saw more models expressing each brand's taste and revealing its own technology.
Not only colourful and decorative, we saw the feminine aspects in details (size etc.), the pursuit for functionality with elegance,
thus creating more fashionable eyewear for daily use.
On the other hand, we saw a wider expression in ladies’ model with the unconventional approaches to design in which we have never seen before.
Although the number of entry products was not large, each product showed high degree of perfection.
The three award winners were evaluated on not only the safety but the perfection in details and its sophisticated silhouette,
perhaps even better than adult's eyewear. Especially, the collaboration models with sports brands incorporated movability and functionality
to its silhouette and colours, and are made into a model to receive admiration from kids. We hope to receive more entries for kids eyewear,
for its evolution in development technologies.
We saw more brilliant colours and designs presented this year.
We also saw many sunglasses models with distinctive brand characters which may be suggesting the end of long lasted classic trends.
We felt a fresh breeze to see many items which not only focused on the beauty of the design but paid maximum attention to the wearers' usability
and functionality, such as folding and flip-up types.
The evaluation focused on "Advance" with an emphasis on potential "functionality and technology" in the future, such as development of new materials,
craftsmanship and 3D printings. Unless you challenge first, you will not see new discovery.
And after years of trying, it will reach completion.
Then finally, we have to make a product that the users can enjoy.
We look forward to seeing the technology development which makes the market thrilling after three years.
Hoping the product which suits the 30th anniversary will still shine on the 40th anniversary.
A significant award it is, the evaluation criteria was difficult to be set up on.
But we came to the conclusion that it would be a eyewear which we can recommend to anyone with confidence.
The winning product - comfortable to wear, offering an orthodox impression, yet able to feel the unconventional technology background if you see closely,
and bringing out the wearers' intelligence and elegance. All judges agreed unanimously for the decision.