THE LIT DESIGN AWARDS 2022 IS OPEN!

LIT Lighting Design Awards is a partner of the LEDforum.22 held in São Paulo, Brazil, on the 18th and 19th of August.

LEDforum is known nationally and internationally for offering lectures and activities of high technology and knowledge level, conducted by great names in the Brazilian and international lighting universe. It presents an opportunity for launching lighting systems and Lighting products, generating new business and unbeatable networking opportunities.

The event brings together an audience of lighting designers, architects, product designers, urban planners, landscape designers, academics, developers, and providers of lighting solutions, coming from different regions of Brazil and Latin America.

The LIT Lighting Design Awards will be holding an Award Ceremony on Friday 19th of August at 3 pm, introducing its regional winning projects and inviting winners on stage.

More information on the LEDForum website.

The international lighting design community celebrated on May 30th, honoring the winners of the LIT Lighting Design Awards at a distinguished awards ceremony.

Professional and emerging Lighting Designers, whose outstanding work has earned them the prestigious Lighting Award, were celebrated at the renowned LIT Lighting Design Awards on Monday, 30th of May at the prestigious Museum of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

The new Acropolis lighting, realized by “Eleftheria Deko & Associates”, won the “2021 LIT Lighting Design of the year”, and on this special occasion, the LIT Lighting Design Awards had the illustrious privilege of hosting the Award ceremony at the Museum of the Acropolis to honor the LIT Awards Winners and enjoy the magnificent view of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

The internationally renowned prize is awarded to companies and designers who challenge norms and push boundaries to bring their lighting vision to reality.

The ceremony and cocktail reception was attended by over 100 guests from 17 countries, representing the very finest in Lighting Design.

The international lighting design community celebrated on May 30th, honoring the winners of the LIT Lighting Design Awards at a distinguished awards ceremony.

Professional and emerging Lighting Designers, whose outstanding work has earned them the prestigious Lighting Award, were celebrated at the renowned LIT Lighting Design Awards on Monday, 30th of May at the prestigious Museum of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

The new Acropolis lighting, realized by “Eleftheria Deko & Associates”, won the “2021 LIT Lighting Design of the year”, and on this special occasion, the LIT Lighting Design Awards had the illustrious privilege of hosting the Award ceremony at the Museum of the Acropolis to honor the LIT Awards Winners and enjoy the magnificent view of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

The internationally renowned prize is awarded to companies and designers who challenge norms and push boundaries to bring their lighting vision to reality.

The ceremony and cocktail reception was attended by over 100 guests from 17 countries, representing the very finest in Lighting Design.

The ceremony was officially opened by the Greece Minister of Culture and Sports, Dr Lina Mendoni, speaking about the symbolism of the Acropolis for Western Civilization and the impact of Eleftheria Deko’s work. “The lighting now highlights the entire Sacred Rock, the Walls, the volume, the geometry of each monument, from every possible point of view. The marbles, whiter than ever, reflect the natural material, exalt every aspect, every shape, emphasize the relief of the decoration of every monument.” adding that “The new lighting is gaining international recognition by art and lighting experts worldwide.”

Over the course of the evening, the LIT Awards “Design of the Year”, Lifetime Achievement recipients and Spotlight prizes were awarded.

LIT Lighting Design Awards 2021 Winners:

Eleftheria Deko received the “Lighting Design of the Year” award for the new lighting of the Acropolis of Athens and Monuments, while the California-based designer Charles Prograce was awarded for the “Lighting Product Design of the Year” for the Opteris Chandelier.

The student design projects of Congrui Gao, “Emerging Lighting Designer of the Year” and Jay Burnett, “Emerging Lighting Product Designer of the Year” were presented and well received by the audience.

Craig A. Bernecker, Professor of Lighting Design at Parsons School of Design and Tony Lawrence, Product Designers from Concord Lighting were presented with the “Lifetime Achievement” Awards by Randy Reid, the editor at designing lighting magazine and LIT Awards Jury Member.

LUCI Association, a non-profit organization bringing together over 70 member towns worldwide that use light as a tool for social, cultural and economic development; was honored for its contribution to the Lighting Industry and to our cities with the “Spotlight Prize”.

LIT Lighting Design Awards 2020 Winners:

Niamh Barry was honored with the “Lighting Product Design of the Year” for her lighting creation “Artists Hands”, while Erin Held from Chartersills received the “Lighting Design of the Year” for the Union Station Great Hall Restoration project in Chicago.

The young designers, Swathi Madhi, Samriti Gosain and Neeraj R Jawale received the emerging designers’ prizes.

The work and contribution of the “Lifetime Achievement” recipients of 2020 were celebrated; Sally Storey, Director of John Cullen Lighting and Founder of Lighting Design International company as well as Professor Wout van Bommel for his research on lighting application.

Last, “Women in Lighting” (WIL), an inspirational digital platform that profiles women working in the field of lighting design received the spotlight prize for 2020. Katia Kolovea, the communication specialist of the project shared a few words on the initiative and the development of their network.

The LIT Lighting Design Awards ceremony was an unforgettable event, possibly one of the most significant celebrations of the Lighting industry this year.” Said Astrid Hébert – Director of the LIT Awards, adding that “Gathering over 100 of the most creative lighting designers from around the world, in the Western birthplace of Art, in front of the Acropolis of Athens, has been extraordinary”.

The ceremony was also attended by Mr Papadimitriou, President of the Onassis Foundation, Mr Didaskalou, the Secretary-General of Culture at the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and LIT Awards Jury Members.

Registration for the LIT Lighting Design Awards 2020 is already open and will close on October 22nd, 2022.

View all impressions from the Award Ceremony. 

To celebrate the 5 years of the LIT Lighting Design Awards, a curated photo exhibition of the LIT Awards winning designs took place at the “House of Lucie” Athens Gallery on Sunday, 29th of May, 2022.

It was a unique opportunity to see some of the most incredible Lighting Designs and Lighting projects of the last years, network with award-winning Lighting Designers and Lighting Product Designers, as well as meet the LIT organizers and jury members.

View all impressions from the Photo Exhibition. 

We will be celebrating the winners of the LIT Lighting Design Awards 2019, 2020, and 2021 at the prestigious “Museum of the Acropolis” in Athens on Monday 30th of May, 2022.

The new Acropolis lighting, realized by “Eleftheria Deko & Associates”, won the “2021 LIT Lighting Design of the year” – so on this special occasion, we have the illustrious privilege of hosting the LIT Awards event at the “Museum of the Acropolis” to celebrate the LIT Awards Winners and enjoy a magnificent view of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Over the course of the evening, the LIT Awards “Design of the Year” winners’ work will be projected in the auditorium, and the special prize recipients of the last three years will be introduced and will receive their trophies.

Attendees will have the chance to meet the LIT Awards winners, jury members, press representatives, and members of the LIT Lighting Design Awards organizing team at the Awards Ceremony, followed by a cocktail reception.

Zurich, Switzerland – The Three C Group (3C Group) has recently joined the World Design Organization (WDO)®, becoming a member of the globally recognized non-governmental organization that aims to promote and advance the discipline of industrial design and its power to enhance economic, social, cultural and environmental quality of life.

Founded in 1957, WDO services over 185 member organizations around the world, engaging thousands of individual designers through our innovative programming and initiatives that champion ‘design for a better world’.

The 3C Awards represent today’s diversity and innovation in lighting design, furniture design, sports design, interior design, and architecture. Each brand is a symbol of design excellence around the world, showcasing the work of professional and emerging designers to more than 100 expert jury members.

The company has three programs dedicated to industrial design:

  • LIT Design Awards created in 2017, recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers. The program was envisioned to celebrate creativity and innovation in the fields of lighting products and applications.
  • SIT Furniture Design Award celebrates and shares the remarkable work of furniture designers and those who use furniture in their projects. Creativity, innovative vision, and accessibility in the furniture design community deserve to be applauded and shared widely, across the world.
  • FIT Sport Design Awards recognize the industry’s most innovative sports equipment and apparel from around the world. We are looking for groundbreaking sports innovations, sustainable products, performance-enhancing solutions that provide comfort for athletes or everyday players, and practices that have a positive environmental impact.

The 3C Group programs aims to celebrate Innovative Design, People, and their passion for the industry, through our rigorous judging process, we recognize those that have gone above and beyond.” Said Astrid Hébert, co-founder of the Three C Group GmbH, “becoming a member of the World Design Organization (WDO) is corroborating our company vision and mission to promote the appreciation of design excellence through education, outreach, and grants.”

More information on www.3Cawards.com

The LIT Design Awards catalog showcases the best of 2021 Lighting Designs and Lighting Product Designs! The brochure features exclusive interviews of Eleftheria Deko of Eleftheria Deko & Associates, winner  of the “Lighting Design of the Year” for the “Acropolis of Athens and Monuments” and Charles Prograce  with the “Opteris Chandelier”, winner of the “Lighting Product Design of the Year.”

Jay Burnett, a student of the Georgia Institute of Technology, won the “Emerging Lighting Product Designer of the Year” title with “Trinity”, speaks with us about his love for design and inspirations for his career debut. While Congrui Gao, a student at the California College of The Arts in San Francisco and winner of the  Emerging Lighting Designer of the Year” prize, shares his enthusiasm and future professional aspirations.

The annual catalog includes an introduction of the recipients of the 2021 “Lifetime Achievement” Award, Craig A. Bernecker, professor of Lighting Design at Parsons School of Design and Tony Lawrence, Lighting Product Designer at Concord Lighting. Last, discover LUCI Association, the international network of cities on urban lighting and winner of the “Spotlight” prize.

The catalog is available to purchase on Amazon and can be downloaded on the LIT Awards website.

 

 

Tuesday 15th of February 2022 – Hosted by John Bullock (The Light Review Online) and presented by Sally Storey (John Cullen Lighting & Lifetime Achievement recipient in 2020), the LIT Lifetime Achievement Trophy was presented to Tony Lawrence at Concord Lighting Head Office in Newhaven, United Kingdom.

Celebrating over 50 years in Lighting Product Design, Tony Lawrence has been working since April 1969 at Concord Lighting part of the Sylvania Lighting group. Tony has been designing products that brought accent lighting to the high streets, art galleries, museums, hotels, and more.

Zurich, Switzerland – The 2022 LIT Lighting Design Awards is now accepting entries into its two major categories, Lighting Product Design and Lighting Design. It welcomes submissions from professional, emerging designers and students until the 22nd of October 2022, the program promises to attract entries from some of the most forward creative lighting firms and independent designers from all around the world!

The LIT Lighting Design Awards was created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers. We believe that lighting is both an art and a science, and is one of the most important elements of design. The LIT Awards were envisioned to celebrate creativity and innovation in the field of lighting products and applications.

This annual program aims to celebrate Projects, People, and their passion for the industry, through our rigorous judging process, we recognize those that have gone above and beyond.

In 2021, the awards received over 500 submissions from 33 countries, the range of work was as astounding as always, with honorees including Eleftheria Deko & Associates for the new lighting of the Acropolis of Athens and Monuments, Expolight based in Ukraine for the Madison Business Center and SPEIRS MAJOR and LEOX design partnership for the Tianan 1000 Trees project in Tianan china. Lighting Product companies such as CENTRSVET, A-Light, and Delta Light have also been awarded… just to name a few.

The 2022 jury, composed of 35 experienced designers, lighting experts, academics, and media representatives will select the winners in each category in November 2022. Past jurors have included Orlando Marques & Thiago Gaya from L+D Magazine, Yah Li TOH, Principal at Light Collab in Singapore, Sally Storey, Creative Director at John Cullen Lighting, and Martin Klaasen at Klaasen Lighting Design and Lighting Design of Things.

The “Lighting Design of the Year” & “Lighting Product Design of the Year” professionals and students will receive the coveted LIT Design Awards Trophy, their winning projects will be showcased to the global audience and be featured in the Annual LIT Awards catalog. Winning the LIT Design Awards is an opportunity to step into the global spotlight, elevate the company profile or boost a starting career. Enter here!

Registration for the LIT Lighting Design Awards is now open and will close on October 22nd, 2022. Those who register before April, 24th, 2022; will receive an early bird discount of 10%.

We are celebrating the winners of the LIT Awards 2021, showcasing a selection of outstanding lighting projects and honoring those that have gone above and beyond.

The awards received over 500 submissions from 33 countries, the range of work was as astounding as always, with honorees including Eleftheria Deko & Associates for the new lighting of the Acropolis of Athens and Monuments, Expolight based in Ukraine for the Madison Business Center, and SPEIRS MAJOR and LEOX design partnership for the Tianan 1000 Trees project in Tianan china. Lighting Product companies such as CENTRSVET, A-Light, and Delta Light have also been awarded… just to name a few.

The jury composed of 35 experienced designers, lighting experts, academics, and media representatives has selected the winners in each category. Jurors included Orlando Marques & Thiago Gaya from L+D Magazine, Yah Li TOH, Principal at Light Collab in Singapore, Sally Storey, Creative Director at John Cullen Lighting, and Martin Klaasen at Klaasen Lighting Design and Lighting Design of Things.