A look back at Silmo Paris 2022
Like every year, the Silmo Paris 2022 show presents dizzying figures. Many visitors came from all over the world to the great mass of optics. And like every year, we invite you to retrace the highlights.
Silmo Paris 2022: the future as a high point
750 exhibitors, 27,000 visitors, half of whom come from abroad, 146 countries represented. This is how Silmo Paris sums up its 2022 edition. A success in terms of attendance, therefore. While the past year served to put back on track an event which, like all the others, had to adapt to the vagaries of the pandemic.
At the level of the editorial line , the show has remained faithful to its principles. Highlighting innovation and know-how, he wishes to build the optics of tomorrow. The future as a high point, still and always the credo of the institution. Can we blame it, while uncertainty is growing in the sector, as in many others?
Building the future of optics will not be done without its actors , nor without its annual occasions that make it move. New this year, the optical design competition was launched well in advance in order to collect as many applications as possible. Created with the aim of " stimulating creation and innovation and revealing the future talents who will make the optics of tomorrow ". Competition open to all major students enrolled in a design course with a bac+3 level or equivalent, it attracted many participants and allowed them to reveal their talent.
Student at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art in Ramat Gan (Israel), Adi Abramov , won the competition thanks to the project “Unfoldable. X." These optical and solar glasses " with a minimalist and sharp aesthetic, in recycled plastic, without screws or hinges, based on removable temples with a simple gesture thanks to an X construction that is both technical and ingenious " was unanimous with the jury.
Silmo Next and Silmo Academy: advancing optics
Always with this idea of bringing the future of optics to life, Silmo Next offered discussions and debates to move the sector forward. On the program, CSR, trends, metaverse, augmented reality…
The Silmo Paris scientific symposium, the SILMO Academy, has for its part set out to " capture the social issues to support and train opticians in knowledge and advances in optics-ophthalmics ". Two main subjects were treated: myopia and vision in a population that is living longer and longer.
The Silmo d'or: the winners
The Silmo d'or are always a highlight of the show. Crowning the successes that make optics an attractive and innovative sector, the ceremony was well attended and crowned the following winners:
- CHILD: Odette Glasses with “Cadet” (BEL)
- SPORT: OUT OF with “Bot with IRID lenses” (ITA)
- VISION: SHAMIR with “Shamir Metaform” (ISR)
- LOW VISION: VOXIWEB with “VoxiVision” (FRA)
- “MARKS & CLAWS” OPTICAL FRAME: DE RIGO with “Philipp Plein VPP081” (ITA)
- “MARKS & LABEL” SUNGLASSES: ADCL with “CL5108 134” – Christian Lacroix (FRA)
- TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN EYEWEAR: PHIBO EYEWEAR x SO'CLASS with “1.618 O” (FRA)
- TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION IN CONNECTED PRODUCTS: SKUGGA TECHNOLOGY AB with "SKUGGA TECHNOLOGY" (SWE)
- “CREATEUR LUNETIER” SUNGLASSES: MASAHIRO MARUYAMA with “Kintsugi MM-0078” (JPN)
- OPTICAL FRAME “CREAMER CREATOR”: KIRK & KIRK with “Thor in Citrus from the Centiles Collection” (GBR)
- PRIZE OF THE PREMIERE CLASSE SHOW: Karma – PARASITE DESIGN (FRA)
- SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: Xenon – NEUBAU Eyewear (AUT)
This new edition of Silmo Paris has been rich in quality content, and has consolidated a basis for working to grow the optical sector, which is facing new challenges, but also and above all great opportunities.