Charmant Eyewear Wins 2013 Good Design Award For ‘Opera’

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image005Charmant Group announced today they have received the prestigious GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2013 from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion. The award was presented to Charmant for superior frame design of the latest addition to LineArt CHARMANT: the Opera collection, XL2040 and XL2041; and for Charmant’s innovative Excellence Titan material, their proprietary material used in LineArt frames.

Opera’s elegant profile is an exquisitely designed structure featuring delicately shimmering waved lines. The slender lines are made of Excellence Titan and joined using a highly innovative laser micro-welding technique. Excellence Titan is a light and highly flexible material developed and patented by Charmant Group; and the advanced laser micro-welding technology was co-developed by the company to achieve fine details on a frame.

XL 2041
XL 2041

Opera is one of the collections in Charmant’s top-of-the-line signature brand LineArt CHARMANT, which was created to express sophistication and elegance through a light and airy feel. The advanced technology and materials used in the creation of LineArt frames allow extensive design possibilities and are influential in the future development of optical design and technology. Five LineArt CHARMANT collections have been released to date: Opera, Rondo, Canon, Trio, and Quintet. While each collection features the hallmark frame profiles for which LineArt is known, Opera was selected for the GOOD DESIGN AWARD for its particularly intricate and beautiful design.

XL 2040
XL 2040

GOOD DESIGN AWARD is a comprehensive program for the evaluation and encouragement of design. Organized by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion, it was established in 1957 by Japan’s Minister of International Trade and Industry for the pursuit of prosperous lives and industrial development. Since then, it has been presented for more than 39,000 outstanding designs. Today,
the program’s “G-mark” is a globally recognized symbol of outstanding design. As a result, submissions to the competition are increasingly coming from international organizations and designers.

For more information on GOOD DESIGN AWARD, please visit: http://www.g-mark.org/english/

Excellence Titan (US-patented) represents the next generation of eyewear and the latest results of Charmant Group’s ongoing and dedicated research and development efforts. It is a highly flexible material that provides unlimited design options and superior wearing comfort. Completely nickel-free, Excellence Titan has outstanding processability and special memory functions that help frames maintain their original shape. Excellence Titan offers amazing lightness with a gentle touch and minimum pressure; and it lends itself perfectly to the creation of contemporary, highly-detailed frames.

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