Viewpoint: Diary of a spectacle designer

Tom Davies revels in the return of in-person trade shows at Vision Expo East

A wonderful thing happened in New York, we had a trade show. Not just any old trade show but the first real show in 24 months. Among the British contingent, it was great to catch up with Claire Goldsmith, Jason Kirk, Rob Morris and Optician’s own Simon Jones. It was also fantastic to catch up with Americans I’d not seen for such a long time in a positive selling environment; sales reps from other brands, fellow designers and general industry friends. You easily forget how things used to be and it was life affirming to be back in the hot seat finally.

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