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Prize(s) Winners in Designer and Custom Lighting
Company Ilanel Design Studio
Lead Designers Ilan El
Completion Date 07/2017
Project Location Melbourne
Entry Description
Supernova’s complex structure of luminous and obscure facets is inspired by the aftermath of a tremendous cosmic explosion. The light, shadow, movement and stability represent a frozen moment of the extreme energy of an exploding star. Supernova is designed to hover weightlessly in space, capturing that magic moment with intent, bringing quiet drama to a space.

Supernova is not only a beautiful illuminated object, capturing a moment of the creation of energy, it is also uniquely resolved. Developing our own parametric modelling to enable the fitting to be constructed in any shape or size to suit any space allows Supernova to continue evolving, growing and shrinking. Taking my inspiration from a Supernova creating a stellar explosion of light, I have created a new light design that captures the essence of that dramatic event in a weightless moment of light.
Company Description
Luminaire design goes beyond the hard, static materiality of object design, exploring the illuminating, experiential properties of light as it emanates, diffuses and dances around the room. With the ability to highlight, shift mood, create ambience and have a strong presence as a design object in its own right, lighting is the ultimate design challenge.
ILANEL Studio was founded in 2010 by ILAN EL, a Melbourne based multidisciplinary designer who works with his team to create original products and custom designs by hand from his Melbourne atelier. Experiential lighting is ILAN EL’s passion and