VANNI occhiali, the Torino-based brand of creative eyewear operating in over 40 countries around the world, confirms its support for Artissima which began in 2019 with the capsule collection by Cristian Chironi. By sponsoring the VANNI #artistroom Prize, the company continues its exploration of the possible contaminations between contemporary art and eyewear design. The international jury selects an artist under 35 whose research offers an original perspective on reality, opening an unexpected, surprising viewpoint, as through the action of a lens. Besides a financial award, the winner will have the opportunity to work on a capsule collection of artist’s eyewear, which will be produced in a limited edition and launched in 2022 at the MIDO Eyewear Show in Milano, and in Torino in collaboration with Artissima.
The jury will be chaired by the fashion designer Arthur Arbesser, who during Artissima will present an original installation at the project-space of the VANNI occhiali showroom on Piazza Carlina in Torino, based on the dialogue between his idea of fashion and that of the Torino-based firm.