The bi-annual winner’s event is the highlight of the LIT Design Awards program, a unique opportunity to be recognized, network amongst the best designers of the industry as well meeting jury members and press representatives. Since 2017, we’ve brought LIT Design Awards lighting events to Tokyo, Philadelphia, São Paulo, Budapest, and Athens.


In a remarkable gathering of lighting innovation, the LIT Lighting Design Awards took center stage at LEDforum.23 from August 16th to 18th, 2023, at the Tivoli Mofarrej Conference Hotel, in São Paulo, Brazil.

LEDforum is renowned for its high-quality lectures and technical expertise, attracting influential figures from the Brazilian and global lighting communities. This gathering serves as a critical platform for product launches, business collaborations, and extensive networking. The record-breaking attendance of 500 participants solidified LEDforum’s position as a must-attend event for lighting design enthusiasts.

Introducing regional winning projects, Astrid Hebert, the Program Director of LIT Lighting Design Awards, invited the winners on stage. Among the awarded companies were Mingrone Iluminação, Limarí Lighting Design, Artec Studio, Atelier Ten Lighting Design Collective, Stella Imp. e Exp. de Luminárias LTDA, OMEGA LIGHT, LEDVANCE GmbH. and Interlight Iluminação. These companies received recognition for innovation in lighting design and implementation.

This event celebrates the spirit of innovation, dedication, and collaboration within the lighting design community. LEDforum.23 showcased a fusion of art, technology, and design that transcends boundaries, creating a brighter future for all,” commented Astrid Hebert.

As we celebrate the success of this remarkable event, we are already looking forward to the 2024 edition.

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Photo credit: LEDforum.23 | Felipe Perazzolo

The annual Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC) Gala, 19th of April 2023

On Wednesday, 19th of April 2023, the annual Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC) Gala was held at the elegant Sofitel Foshan in China. Celebrating Design excellence, the Chinese winners of the 3C Awards programs – BLT Built Design Awards, LIV Hospitality Design Awards, SIT Furniture Design Awards and LIT Lighting Design Awards – have been awarded.

Among all winners, Fang Fang has honored for winning the LIT Lighting Design Awards “ Lighting Design of the Year 2019” for the Museum of International Design of China.

Zhike Wang and Xiaoshui Li from FOSHAN TOPWAY DESIGN, winner of the BLT Built Design Awards 2021 “Interior Design of the Year,” were called onto the stage.

Karl Yin received his “Product Design of the Year 2022” certificate for the BLT Built Design Awards with YiBrick.

Winner of the BLT Built Design Awards 2022 in “Architectural Design,” Eason Zhu, designer at Fununit Design, joined the celebration and received his certificate for “The Lost Garden.”

Thanks to our partner APDC for organizing this spectacular event and honoring such talented architects and interior designers.

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Celebrating the Winners of the 6th Edition of the LIT Lighting Design Awards

The 6th edition of the LIT Lighting Design Awards was a resounding success, showcasing the best and brightest in the lighting industry from all over the world. With over 650 submissions from 51 countries, the jury panel had the challenging task of selecting the winners. The event was hosted by Hossein Farmani and Astrid Hebert, co-founders of the 3C Awards.

L’Observatoire International won the “Lighting Design of the Year” Award for the Hermès’ collections at Milan Design Week 2022, while Expolight won the “Lighting Product Design of the Year” Award for the Chandelier in the B14 UNIT. City business space. The range of work submitted was truly outstanding, and the jury panel of 43 experienced professionals in the lighting industry had a difficult job selecting the winners.

In the young talent categories, Owen Fernando Patia received the prize of “Emerging Lighting Designer of the Year” for AQUA, while Elsa Gil Benito won the “Emerging Lighting Product Designer of the Year” for Ma-Ka Lighting System. These young talents represent the future of the lighting industry and are sure to make a significant impact in the years to come.

One of the most exciting aspects of the LIT Lighting Design Awards was the Lifetime Achievement Awards, which were presented to Patrick Woodroffe and Dave Kavanagh for their incredible contributions to the design industry. These two individuals have made an indelible mark on the lighting industry and have inspired countless designers with their work.

The Studio School of Design was also awarded the 2022 Spotlight Prize for its engagement towards education accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity. This award recognizes the incredible work being done by the school to create an inclusive environment that fosters creativity and innovation.

Congratulations to all the winners and participants who made this year’s event a resounding success!


The LIT Lighting Design Awards held a winners ceremony at the LEDforum.22 in São Paulo, Brazil, on August 19th at the Tivoli Mofarrej Conference Hotel

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. The event brought 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.

Introducing regional winning projects, Aline Martins dos Anjos from the LIT Lighting Design Awards invited the 2021 winners on stage.

Antonio Carlos Mingrone, Principal of Mingrone Iluminação shared a few words on his winning project the “Financial Institution”; while honorable mentioned recipients included: Carolina Ciola Fonseca from Studio: Studio ió Arquitetura, Marina Makowiecky from Allume, Simone Turíbio from Choque Design, Neide Senzi from Senzi Iluminação, Marina Lodi and Nina Morelli from Auma Studio, received their LIT Awards 2021 certificates.

Photo: ledforum / leandro de carvalho

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


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Celebrating the winners of the LIT Lighting Design Awards 2021

The LIT Lighting Design Awards 2021 was a celebration of outstanding lighting projects and the individuals and companies that went above and beyond to create them. The event received over 500 submissions from 33 countries, showcasing an astounding range of work. Among the honorees were 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 were also recognized.

The winners were selected by a jury composed of 35 experienced designers, lighting experts, academics, and media representatives. 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.

The LIT Lighting Design Awards 2021 showcased some of the most impressive and innovative lighting designs from around the world. It was a testament to the talent and hard work of the individuals and companies involved in the industry, and a celebration of the power of lighting to transform spaces and enhance our experiences. Congratulations to all the winners!


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.

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LIT Lighting Design Awards 2020: Celebrating the Best in Lighting Design

The LIT Lighting Design Awards 2020 has recognized some of the brightest talents in the lighting industry, showcasing remarkable lighting products and design projects from around the world.

In the Interior Architectural Illumination category, Erin Held of CharterSills was awarded Lighting Designer of the Year for her work on the Union Station Great Hall Restoration project in Chicago, USA. Meanwhile, Swathi Madhi took home the prize for Emerging Lighting Designer of the Year for her work on the Interior Lighting – Office project in Stockholm, Sweden, designed in collaboration with Luca Gregorini and Micaela Malusa from Politecnico Di Milano in Italy.

The Lighting Product Design of the Year award went to Niamh Barry of Niamh Barry Studio for the Artist’s Hand project, while Neeraj R Jawale and Samriti Gosain from the National Institute of Design in Gandhinagar, India, won the Emerging Lighting Product Designer of the Year for their project, Hue – Your Everyday Light.

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the LIT board of directors decided to host an online event to honor the outstanding work of the LIT 2020 Winners, showcasing the creativity and innovation of these exceptional designers and their projects.


On 3rd of October 2019, the Winners of the 2018 LIT Design Awards were announced at the Private Members Club, Brody Studios Budapest, Hungary. Over 120 winners joined the event and ceremony all smiles. After viewing and evaluating so many truly outstanding product designs, the Jury selected FLOS company for the “Arrangement” as Lighting Product Design of the Year, While Licht Kunst Licht AG with Lead designer Martina Weiss received the Lighting Designer of the year for Bike Square, Novartis Campus, Basel. Kevan Shaw, LIT Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient joined the event, receiving his trophy celebrating 40 years of career in the Lighting Industry.


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Partnering with the 10th edition of the LEDforum in São Paulo, the 15th of August 2019 the LIT Design Awards presented 10 winning designers with the LIT Winner’s Certificate and two LIT Trophies. Martina Weiss represented Licht Kunst Licht, our Lighting Designer of the Year, in receiving the trophy for Bike Square, Novartis Campus in Basel. And Maria Flavia Portes received the LIT Trophy as well on behalf of FLOS, our Lighting Product Design of the Year for Michael Anastassiades’ design Arrangements.

LIT Winners that received recognition at the LIT Awards Ceremony x LED Forum include: Mark Major accepting on behalf of Speirs + Major for the Gasholders London lighting design; Mariana Novaes accepting on behalf of Atiaîa Lighting Design for Letras HQ; Carlos Fortes representing his firm Estúdio Carlos Fortes for the Sauer Jewelry lighting display; Renata Fongaro on behalf of studio 220v for the LIT winning project Bar dos Arcos; Marina Makowiecky received the LIT Certificate for Allume Arquitetura de Iluminação for CASA 01; Claudia Mingrone accepting on behalf of Mingrone Iluminação for their lighting design in the Localiza Building; Ricardo Fahl with Omega Light accepting the certificate for the PEG product design; and finally, Juan Carlos Fabra received the award for his lighting design of the Hotel Hampton by Hilton located in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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