DESIGN AWARDS

MYKITA eyewear collections have won a variety of design awards since the company was founded in 2003. That doesn’t just apply to the products themselves; the annual campaign, the MYKITA 8 anniversary book and the MYKITA MYLON campaign have likewise all won accolades.
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German Design Award – DDC Award

The jury of the German Designer Club honoured several MYKITA projects in 2013. The MYKITA MYLON film picked up first prize in the Photo/Film category, the MYKITA Brand film won silver in the same category and the model SIGUR from the LITE collection was honoured with a GUTE GESTALTUNG 14 (GOOD DESIGN 14) Award in the product category. The DDC was established in 1989 offering a national and international platform for an interdisciplinary exchange and development of “Good Design”.

MATERIALICA Design & Technology Award

MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award presented MYKITA MYLON ¬– a material many years in research – with the Gold prize on account of its high degree of innovation and sophisticated design criteria.
Since 2002, MunichExpo Veranstaltungs GmbH bestows the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award annually. The winners of a MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award display an ability to stand out with excellent design in the material-driven field of technology.

DESIGN FOR ASIA AWARD – DFAA

In 2013 MYKITA took part in the renowned competition Design For Asia for the first time, winning Gold with the Asian format of the model BASKY. The Design For Asia Award (DFAA) is the flagship programme of Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) aimed at celebrating design excellence and acknowledging outstanding design with Asian perspectives.

Red Dot Design Award 2013

The MYKITA MYLON lookbook was awarded the Red Dot Award for Communication Design in 2013. Since 1993, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen honours the most important trends in Communication Design.

German Design Award 2014

MYKITA MYLON received a “Special Mention” in the “Lifestyle” category for particular design quality. The board of design annually honours high-calibre products and projects from the world of product and communication design with the German Design Award.

A' DESIGN AWARD AND COMPETITION 2013

The model BASKY from the MYKITA MYLON collection won the silver A’ Design Award in the category “Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design”. A’ Design Award and Competitions recognises excellent design, design concepts and design oriented products and services.

IF COMMUNICATION DESIGN AWARD 2013

The MYKITA EIGHT book won the 2013 iF communication design award in the ”corporate communication” category. The iF award has been a prestigious hallmark of top-calibre design ever since its introduction in 1953. 8 comprises a retrospective of the last eight years of MYKITA.The book provides an insight into life behind the scenes at a modern manufactory, the MYKITA collaborations and takes a look at the evolution of MYLON, a new material developed by MYKITA. The 8th anniversary also prompted MYKITA to invite selected artists to produce original works illustrating their impressions of MYKITA.

RED DOT DESIGN AWARD 2013

BASKY won the 2013 red dot design award for product design. While the MYKITA MYLON collection was originally created as a sports eyewear line, the BASKY model adds a new dimension in its reinterpretation of the rounded/oval panto form. The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen’s renowned accolade has been recognising outstanding international product design since 1955.

IDA DESIGN AWARD 2013

The high-profile jury for the 2012 International Design Award (IDA) selected the SIGUR model from the MYKITA LITE collection for first prize in the Accessory category. The frames comprising the LITE COLLECTION have been acclaimed for their radical simplicity and low weight, and are among the lightest models in the MYKITA product family. The International Design Award has been honouring intelligent, sustainable and interdisciplinary design since 2007.

GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2013

The MYKITA LITE concept, MYKITA’s lightest metal frames to date, won the German Design Award 2013. The German Design Council bestows the German Design Award annually for outstanding achievements in product and communication design. This design competition aims to identify, present, and reward innovative and international design trends.

DDC AWARD 2012

The MYKITA EIGHT book was awarded with the GOOD DESIGN 12 award in the category marketing communication. The German Designer Club (DDC) is an initiative of designers and “design in mind” companies that spreads the message of design excellence. The Club was founded in 1989 and functions eversince as a platform for interdisciplinary designers.

GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2012

Nominated for the German Design Award 2012, MYKITA’s new patented material MYLON is the result of extensive research. The German Design Award is bestowed annually for outstanding achievements in product and communication design by the German Design Council. This design competition aims to identify, present, and reward innovative and international design trends.

RED DOT DESIGN AWARD 2012

The MYKITA MYLON collection was awarded with the 2012 red dot design award in the field of product design. The collection marks the foundation of a new product segment in the eyewear sector: luxury sports fashion. MYLON is a patented, polyamide-based material used for the first time in the manufacture of eyewear. The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen’s prestigious accolade has been recognising outstanding international product design since 1955.

RED DOT DESIGN AWARD 2012

The MYKITA EIGHT book was awarded with the red dot award for communication design 2012 in the category corporate publishing by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. The competition documents the most important trends in communication design since 1993.

ART DIRECTORS CLUB AWARD 2012

MYKITAs look book 2012 was awarded with the ADC award 2012 in the category corporate publishing. Since 45 years the Art Directors Club for Germany (ADC) is a source of stimulus for the continuously changing communications industry.

DESIGNPREIS 2011

The German Design Award is the country’s highest official distinction in the design sector. An absolute prerequisite for consideration is the company/product in question already having won a national or international award. The 2011 awards saw MYKITA scoop no less than three nominations in the field of Product Design: GRACE from MYKITA’s Collection no1, ODA from the LITE collection and DRIES from MYKITA’s Collection no2.

IF MATERIAL AWARD 2011

MYKITA’s patented material MYLON, the result of extensive research was awarded with the iF material award 2011 in the category „process“. The Germany based iF International Forum Design GmbH first presented the iF material award in 2005, and today has become an important mouthpiece and trends barometer in the area of materials.

REDDOT DESIGN AWARD 2011

MYKITA’s LUXE model JOHANNES was awarded with the 2011 red dot design award in the field of product design. LUXE is MYKITA’s definition of state-of-the-art luxury eyewear with precious metal coatings such as platinum and white gold as well as natural nose pads and temple tips made from buffalo horn. The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen’s prestigious accolade has been recognising outstanding international product design since 1955.

GOOD DESIGN AWARD JAPAN 2011

The 2011 Good Design Award (Japan) in the field of “product design” went to TAKUMI, a member of the MINT collection – MYKITA’s first product line that translates the aesthetic spirit of East Asian cultures into MYKITA's flat-metal concept. The Good Design Award Japan was first introduced in 1957. Since then, the Good Design Award has been given to outstanding designs in the pursuit of prosperous lives and industrial development.

IDA DESIGN AWARD 2011

The MYKITA EIGHT book was awarded with an “honourable mention” in the graphic design category of the 2011 International Design Award (IDA). The International Design Awards exists to recognize, celebrate and promote legendary design visionaries since 2007.

IF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD 2010

The DRIES model won the 2010 iF product design award in recognition of the new, patented hinge from MYKITA’s COLLECTION NO2. The iF logo, awarded by international experts, honours professionalism and guaranteed design quality; since its introduction in 1953 it has been one of the biggest accolades in the design sector in Germany and across the world.

REDDOT DESIGN AWARD 2010

The 2010 red dot design award in the field of Product Design went to ODA, a member of the new LITE collection – MYKITA’s lightest metal frame concept to date. The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen’s prestigious accolade has been recognising outstanding international product design since 1955.

RED DOT HONOURABLE MENTION 2010

The DRIES model from MYKITA’s COLLECTION NO2 enjoyed an honourable mention in the Product Design category of the 2010 red dot design awards for its new, patented acetate joint (manufactured using metal injection moulding technology). The prestigious accolades have been awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen since 1955 as a sign of outstanding international product design.

IDEA AWARD 2010

The IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards) is an international accolade awarded by the Industrial Designers Society of America for top-calibre design. The 2010 jury selected the BROOKE model from MYKITA’s Imit metal collection for the Silver IDEA in the Product Design category.

DEUTSCHER GRÜNDERPREIS 2010

MYKITA was nominated for the 2010 Deutscher Gründerpreis in the Most Promising Performer category. The awards ceremony took place in Berlin on September 14, 2010 in the presence of the German Minister of Economics and Technology. The Deutscher Gründerpreis is the biggest accolade for enterprise excellence in Germany. It is awarded for exemplary achievements in the development of innovative and sustainable business ideas and in the creation of new companies.

DESIGNPREIS 2009

The CURT model from MYKITA’s COLLECTION NO2 garnered a nomination in the Product Design category for the 2009 German Design Award. The accolade is the country’s highest official distinction in the design sector. To be considered for the award, companies and products must have already won a national or international award and in addition have been nominated by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology or an equivalent regional authority.

GOOD DESIGN AWARD USA 2009

The 2009 GOOD DESIGN AWARD was won by MYKITA for its GRACE model, which belongs to COLLECTION NO1 – the firm’s ultra-thin stainless steel frames line. Founded in Chicago in 1950, the GOOD DESIGN AWARD bestows international recognition upon designers and manufacturers for advanced, visionary, and innovative product concepts and pioneering inventions.

DESIGNPREIS 2008

The ERIK model from MYKITA’s COLLECTION NO1 model was nominated in the Product Design category for the 2009 German Design Award. The accolade is the country’s highest official distinction in the design sector. To be considered for the award, companies and products must have already won a national or international award and in addition have been nominated by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology or an equivalent regional authority.

IF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD 2008

The CURT model from MYKITA’s COLLECTION NO2 of acetate frames won the iF product design award in 2008; acetate has a long tradition of use in eyewear manufacturing. The iF award has been a seal of first-class design quality since its introduction in Germany in 1953.

IF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD 2007

The ERIK model from MYKITA’s COLLECTION NO1 won the iF product design award in 2007. The innovative functional principle behind MYKITA’s metal-frame line removes the need for awkward screws and soldering with a simple plug-in connection. The frames themselves are ultralight and also enable adaptation to individual face forms. The iF award has been recognising outstanding design since 1953.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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