ic! berlin // Winner IOFT Grand Prix Design Award

Luxury eyewear manufacturer ic! berlin wins the prestigious IOFT Grand Prix Design Award in the Men’s Eyewear category for frame style Ricky Y at the International Optical Fair in Tokyo.

The award-winning frame, Ricky Y., transforms the classic clubman styling into a contemporary masterpiece, combining the flexibility of stainless steel with a light, transparent and hand-polished Acetate component. The distinguished award reinforces ic! berlin’s long-time standard of innovation, affirms the company as a leader in the eyewear industry, and as a renowned brand in Asia.

The Ricky Y. along with the Custom Fit Collection is set to be released on November 10, 2020; more information to come on the collection soon.

About ic! berlin:

Founded in 1996, ic! berlin makes the very finest, hand-made eyewear for people who dare to see the world through their own eyes. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with a signature flagship store in Berlin, the more than 180 craftsmen, engineers, and technicians design, build, and market their original eyewear designs across 60 countries worldwide. 

Seeing things from new perspectives is embedded in the company’s DNA. They combine the original, no-screw hinge with stainless steel, titanium, synthetic, and natural materials. The result is robust, lightweight eyewear design.

Author: maarten weidemaAfter being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to promote independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded "International Optical Personality of the Year", "Leading Innovator in Optical Social Media Marketing", "Social Media Marketing Company of the Year" and received several awards for "best eyewear blog" for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 517.000 eyecare professionals.

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