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‘AdaptSpecs’ wins silver at IDSA’s International Design Excellence Awards 2023

25 Oct 2023

PolyU Design Research School of Design

We are proud to announce that AdaptSpecs has won the Silver Award at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2023 organised by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).


‘AdaptSpecs’ is an eyewear frame designed for people who have difficulty wearing regular eyewear, which relies on the nasal bridge and ear as support points. This 3D-printed frame is optimal fit and maximum usability not achievable with conventional mass-production methods. By adapting regular eyewear frames with a different means of support, the frames give wearers the feeling of inclusiveness. The design also considers the installation of the lenses, which can be done by any standard eyewear shop. The project is led by Associate Professor Dr Tina Luximon of PolyU Design.


The IDEA is a highly prestigious international award aiming to change people’s lives, creating new industries and igniting imaginations. This year, thousands of entries were submitted in a two-round award by designers across the globe.


The credits go to:

Team Leader: Yan Luximon

Research Assistant: Jun Hong See

PhD students: Jie Zhang and Luwei Chen

Learn more about IDEA  


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