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Australia Interested in Made in Italy

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Friday, May 22, 2015 12:25 AM With three outlets in Toowoomba, Roma and Emerald, Chas Sankey Fraser is one of the leading optometrists in Australia. Set up over eighty years ago by Charles Sankey Fraser, it now has twelve collaborators.

Sergei Grinko Is Ready for Eyewear

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:25 AM Rich with artistic references to Russia, the country of his birth, the luxurious style of designer Sergei Grinko is unmistakable. A distinctive feature is also 3D achieved with drops of resin and crystals which, as he said in an exclusive interview with WMIDO, will be the characterizing elements of his upcoming eyewear. More

A Color Palette by Daniel Libeskind

By Staff
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:25 AM Daniel Libeskind, an eclectic international figure in architecture and city planning, has designed a new collection of colors for Oikos. The collaboration began with the idea that color is an essential element of design. This shared understanding brought them together also for the Fuorisalone in Milan, with Future Flowers, a composition specifically designed by Libeskind. More

Exporting La Dolce Vita

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Friday, May 15, 2015 12:25 AM The “Exporting la dolce vita” meeting was held on May 11 as part of Expo 2015. “Beauty” is undoubtedly the main characteristic that people all over the world associate to Italy.

Design Tells Its Story

By Staff
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:25 AM Storytelling, the creation of atmospheres, memories and references: this is what is conveyed by design that used to be isolated in a technical dimension but is now an ever-growing part of a wider and essential amalgam of lifestyles and personal experiences. This is why the “storyteller” is the real theme of 2015 (which emerged during the recently ended Milan Salone del Mobile) and, possibly, stories about “beauty.” More

Luxottica Expands Online Sales in China With JD.com

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:18 AM BEIJING—JD.com (NASDAQ: JD), one of China's largest online direct sales companies, today announced that it is partnering with Luxottica (NYSE: LUX) to offer a range of its sunglass brands on the site.

Biodegradable Sunglasses

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Monday, May 11, 2015 12:25 AM Danish eyewear company Kaibosh has just launched a collection of sustainable sunglasses in collaboration with Danish fashion brand A Question Of. The line consists of three pairs of sunglasses named Chips & Salsa, Chips & Questions, and Heavy Questions. The frames are made from 100 percent biodegradable acetate, but the material still retains the characteristic qualities of classic acetate. More

The Start of Expo 2015

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Friday, May 08, 2015 12:25 AM An exhibition area of 1.1 square meters will host over 140 countries and international organizations that will welcome more than 20 million visitors: these are the surprising figures for Expo 2015, the biggest ever food and nutrition event that will take place in Milan from May 1 through Oct. 31. More

Wood Like Skin

By Staff
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 12:25 AM A new, revolutionary project is entering the world of design: Wood-Skin. Patented by the company of the same name, the material combines the rigidity of wood with the flexibility of fabric. It can be molded into different shapes without altering its structural and aesthetical DNA and thereby creates complex organic shapes. More

Brazil Prepares for the Boom

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Friday, May 01, 2015 12:25 AM With a 15-year story and over 100 members, Abióptica, the Brazilian optical association, unites 90 percent of the sector’s industries, manufacturers, importers and distributors (retail and specialist).

Silhouette at Fuorisalone 2015

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:25 AM Silhouette and 69 other exhibitors at the Fuorisalone week, were chosen by Advantage Austria – Wko, Consulate General of Austria, to attend the Austrian Design Pioneers exhibition which pays tribute to Austrian design and its pioneering spirit. More

Yellow for All Seasons

By Staff
Monday, April 27, 2015 12:25 AM You either love it or you hate it, there’s nothing in between. Since last spring yellow has become established as one of the must-have nuances. Loved by the world of Impressionists like Matisse and Gauguin and praised by Miro, it’s not new to the history of fashion. More

Milan—Undisputed Capital of Design

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Friday, April 24, 2015 12:25 AM Every year Milan Design Week turns the city into an exhibition structure hosting events, installations, shows and innovations in different areas of the city with Fuorisalone (in Tortona Design District, Brera District, Ventura-Lambrate and Triennale) and I Saloni inside the fair itself. More

Mido Lab Academy: Three Questions for Michel Henau

By Staff
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:25 AM Michel Henau is a Belgian eyewear collection designed by Marc Delagrange, the optician-owner of one of the finest boutique stores in Belgium. More

See Extraordinary Eyewear, Specs on Show to the Public

By Staff
Friday, April 17, 2015 12:25 AM For the third year in a row, eyewear will star at the Fuorisalone in Milan from April 14 through 19 during Milan’s Design Week. The new SEE with Mido – See Extraordinary Eyewear format is at Showroom 31 in the courtyard of Opificio 31 in Via Tortona, the throbbing heart of Tortona Design Week. More
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