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Visionary Creations Win Top Awards at Eyewear Design Competition
Results Announced Ahead of Next Week’s HKTDC Optical Fair

 

1 November 2012 – Innovative and winsome creations are in the spotlight as the winners of the 14th Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition were announced today. Under the theme “Timeless,” the competition, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association, saw more than 200 entries this year. Eleven prizes were awarded to nine local designers, whose creations will go on display at the region’s leading HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair, opening next week.

 

The results of the eyewear design competition were released at a media conference this afternoon with the OKIA Optical Company sweeping the champion, first runner-up and second runner-up prizes in the Professional Group section. The champion piece, “Mag Type” by Lee Tsun Hung, borrows  from the appearance of a vintage typewriter and its distinctive sound. Infusing modern elements into the classic typewriter, the spectacles uses no screws, is interchangeable and features a spring-hinge function.

 

Viola Pak’s creation “Chang’er,” based on the legendary Chinese goddess of the moon, took top prize in the Open Group category. The vintage-style eyewear features a rounded shape reminiscent of the moon, with patterns representing auspicious clouds. The right temple stem is made out of jade with a jade ornament adorning it.

 

The winning design in the Student Group category also took the Creativity and the Made-to-Sell awards. “Look Back,” by Pang Horng from the Hong Kong Design Institute, uses contrasting colours, as well as a mixture of plastic and metal, to make the spectacles resemble the classic toy robot.

 

All winning and finalist pieces will go on display at the Wine Cellar, Hall 1B, during the Hong Kong Optical Fair, 7-9 November, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Buyers can vote onsite to choose the winner for the “The Latest Look Award.”

 

New Product Zones
The 20th edition of the fair will feature more than 620 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions, a new record, including first-time exhibitor Turkey. France will also set up its first country pavilion at the fair. Three new product zones: Eyewear Accessories, Sporting & Professional Eyewear, and Diagnostic Instruments, will showcase the latest cutting-edge products in those sectors.

 

The fair’s Brand Name Gallery will showcase 166 brands from 20 countries and regions, the largest to date. Among the major brands that will be exhibiting include Guy Laroche, Hummer, ic! berlin, Issey Miyake, Karen Millen, TD Tom Davies, Vera Wang. Several catwalk-style eyewear parades will be held throughout the three-day event.

 

Focus on Electronic Eyewear
The 10th Hong Kong Optometric Conference will take place on the second day of the fair under the theme “New Frontiers in Ophthalmic Dispensing,” which will discuss the latest trends and technology available in the field of prescription eyewear. Among the featured speakers from Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States will be Dr Richard Clompus, Vice President, Global Professional Affairs, PixelOptics, US, who will introduce the company’s innovative electronically focusing eyewear.

 

Industry experts from Austria, France and Italy will also be featured at several seminars, including from renowned market research company GfK Italy, spotlighting the latest trends in eyewear and fashion design.

 

Photo download: http://filesharing.tdc.org.hk/hktdc/download.php?fid=_phpYtsgW5"

 

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At a press conference today, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau (middle), Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association President Grace Tai (left), and Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association Vice President Tony Chow (right) announce details of the HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair, which opens 7 November

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Results of the 14th Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition were announced at today’s press conference. Pang Horng (middle) was named Champion of the Student Group. His winning design, “Look Back,” also won the Creativity and Made-to-Sell awards

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Eyewear products from Brand Name Gallery, one of the highlights of next week’s Optical Fair, were on display at today’s press conference

 

The 14th Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition
Photo download: http://filesharing.tdc.org.hk/hktdc/download.php?fid=_phpzR7MVh

 

Professional Group

Champion

Champion
Title: Mag Type
Designer: Lee Tsun Hung
Company: OKIA Optical Co., Ltd

1stRunner-up

1st Runner-up
Title: Choi Lam Kang Fa
Designer: Chan Ho Yin
Company: OKIA Optical Co., Ltd

2ndRunner-up

2nd Runner-up
Title: Catch
Designer: Lai Pui Yan
Company: OKIA Optical Co., Ltd

Open Group

Champion

Champion
Title: Chang'er
Designer: Viola Pak Chi Wai

1stRunner-up


1st Runner-up
Title: One Piece
Designer: Li Ka Sing

2ndRunner-up

2nd Runner-up
Title: Tarsiidae
Designer: Szeto Ka Ki

Student Group

Champion

Champion,
the Creativity Award & the Made-to-Sell Awards
Title: Look Back
Designer: Pang Horng
School: Hong Kong Design Institute

1stRunner-up

1st Runner-up
Title: Forgotten Beauty
Designer: Lam Ying Kit
School: Hong Kong Institute of Vocational EducationM
(Lee Wai Lee)

2ndRunner-up

2nd Runner-up
Title: The New Eiffel
Designer: Ko Kin Long
School: Hong Kong Design Institute

 

Fair Websites
HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair: www.hktdc.com/hkopticalfair

 

Media Enquiries
Joe Kainz    Tel: (852) 2584 4216    Email: joe.kainz@hktdc.org    

 

About the HKTDC
A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com.
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