Saturday, July 19, 2008

Awards, nominations and other news

It looks like our friends at MYKITA have done it again.
German Ministry of Economics and Technology has once again nominated MYKITA for Designpreis, known in design world as the "prize of prizes". The conditions for selecting nominees for this prestigious award are extremely rigorous and only companies who have already won other major international design awards are eligible.
This is the second in a row nomination for MYKITA and we wish them best of luck!

Our Italian friends at DERAPAGE are also enjoying attention from design experts this year. After picking up Frame of the Year trophy in Japan , DERAPAGE scored prestigious Good Design Award in Chicago and this Summer their eyewear designs are being displayed along side such legends as FIAT and Superga at "Piemonte Torino Design" exhibition. Dedicated to the culture of industrial design in Piedmont this 2 year old exhibition has traveled the world (Canton, Seoul, Kyoto, Santiago, etc.) and has finally made it home to Turin. Catch it, it's on until September 21st!

Back to Germany. We anxiously await news from Meyer Eyewear. The company has changed its distribution channels this year and we are hoping to see some positive changes. That's all we can say for now... except ... It is impossible not to mention how amazing their frames are and we how much we love them! One of the most intriguing and beautiful temple designs in the business, all of us at Spectacles were wearing their frames this weekend as if trying to teleport our feelings of support, admiration and appreciation.

Summer is the time when many of our European friends close shops. Many, but not all. We are working on putting a selection of frames together with one such workaholic group. They are based in Central Europe and you will be blown away by the their designs this Fall.

In beautiful Japan....We've got a couple of exciting projects under way and as soon as we know more, so will you. Our experiences with recently added Japanese lines are beyond encouraging, to say the least.

Keep on reading, amigos!

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