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Date 24.03.2017
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Two Domus Academy students among the winners of Safilo contest “A Forward Vision for Eyewear Heritage”

Pritam Paraye and Nirmit Gupta, Master in Product Design students, are the winners of the contest launched in April 2016 by Safilo, in collaboration with L’Uomo Vogue, for the Capsule Collection category. The competition “A Forward Vision for Eyewear Heritage” aimed at rewarding creative projects for eyewear frames that successfully blend the company heritage with innovation.

The students guided by Emmanuel Dominguez Calderon, Head of Design Cluster Domus Academy and Ilaria Pavone, Project Leader, impressed the jury with their fun and contemporary design, available in a range of materials and colors that make it particularly attractive and ready for manufacturing.

For their project, named Twily, the designers were inspired by the elegance and magnificence of the Owl and the unusual features of this unique wildlife species, such as the eyes and the texture of the feathers and they designed a frame for the Milanese fashionista, with an attractive shape combined with a WOW factor.

The finalists of the three categories— Masterpiece, Capsule Collection and Product School, had the chance to showcase their work in a special exhibition which animated the Safilo showroom in Via Manzoni during the Milan fashion week and MIDO, prestigious international event entirely dedicated to eyewear.