LIT Design Awards x LEDforum Press Release – July 2019

September 7, 2019

For Immediate Release


LIT Design Awards Ceremony in São Paulo with LEDforum

After the LIT Awards Ceremony in São Paulo, Brazil on August 15th, the team is now heading to Budapest to celebrate the 2018 Winners with an exhibition and cocktail night, partnered with the European Product Design Awards EPDA.


Los Angeles, CA (Sept. 7th, 2019)– The LIT Design Awards was created by the Farmani Group to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and implementers.

Partnering with the 10thedition of the LEDforum in São Paulo, 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.

Additional LIT Category Winners that received recognition at the LIT Awards Ceremony x LED Forum include: Mark Major accepting on behalf of Speirs + Major for the Gasholders Londonlighting design; Mariana Novaes accepting on behalf of Atiaîa Lighting Design for Letras HQ; Carlos Fortes representing his firm Estúdio Carlos Fortes for the Sauer Jewelrylighting 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.

These projects represent a select number of LIT 2018 Winners who were able to attend the LEDforum. We would like to invite all 2018 Winning designers to attend our next event in Budapest at the Brody Studios on Oct. 3rd, where we will also present LIT Certificates. Please RSVP to attend the event here.

OPEN CALL FOR 2019 SUBMISSIONS: enter your lighting designs by the Final Deadline of October 31stto compete to achieve the 2019 LIT Lighting Designer of the Year & 2019 LIT Lighting Product Design of the Year. Please also nominate your lighting heroes for the LIT Lifetime Achievement Award through the website here

About the Farmani Group: Farmani Group assembled The LIT Design Awards to bring attention to achievements in lighting product design and to promote the winning designers and implementers to the prominent audience worldwide. Farmani Group, established in 1985, is the organizer of International Design Awards (IDA), Prix de la Photographie in Paris, London International Creative Awards, and The Lucie Awards for Photography, which has emerged as one of the world’s most prestigious annual photography awards.