2019 [d]arc awards winners announced

(UK) – Flos picks ups Best Decorative Lighting Product at [d]arc awards party in London on 5 December.

Christmas celebrations kicked off early this year, as the winners of the 2019 [d]arc awards were unveiled at a special Christmas party held at MC Motors in London on 5 December, complete with street food, a free bar, and fifteen Christmas present-themed light installations by top lighting designers and manufacturers. The winners were:

KIT:

Best Decorative Light Fixture: Noctambule by Flos
Best Architectural Exterior Luminaire: Pipien by Stoane Lighting
Best Architectural Interior Luminaire: Eyeconic Range by Phos

Atrium picked up Best Decorative Light Fixture on behalf of Flos for Noctambule designed by Konstantin Grcic

PLACES:

Best Interior Lighting Scheme – Low Budget: International Presbyterian Church, UK by 18 Degrees
Best Interior Lighting Scheme – High Budget: Under, Norway by Light Bureau (formerly ÅF Lighting)

SPACES:

Best Landscape Lighting Scheme – Low Budget: The Musicon Path, Denmark by Simon Panduro and Light Bureau (formerly ÅF Lighting)
Best Landscape Lighting Scheme – High Budget: Aurora Experience, Finland by WhiteNight Lighting

STRUCTURES:

Best Exterior Lighting Scheme – Low Budget: Bamboo Pavilion, Taiwan by OuDeLight
Best Exterior Lighting Scheme – High Budget: Chineh, Iran by RGE Lighting Design

ART:

Best Light Art Scheme – Low Budget: Kaamos Aurinko, Sweden by ALLES oder Licht
Best Light Art Scheme – High Budget: Where The Rainbow Ends, France by Urban Electric
Best Light Art Scheme – Bespoke: Biophilic Light, Netherlands by Beersnielsen Lighting Designers

As featured in issue 32 of darc magazine, Biophilic Light, Netherlands by Beersnielsen Lighting Designers picked up the award for Best Bespoke Light Installation.

EVENT:

Best Creative Lighting Event: Winter Lights, UK by Canary Wharf Group

BEST OF THE BEST:

The entry that received the most votes overall: Aurora Experience, Finland by WhiteNight Lighting

[d]arc night marked the conclusion of a six month process, which saw more than 400 entries submitted, with over 100 entries in the product categories.

Altogether, projects from 45 countries were entered and there were more than 12,000 votes cast, making this year’s awards one of the best to date. The unique presentation format, free bars (sponsored by Kingfisher, Orluna and Nowatt Lighting and Technilum), street food and impressive lighting installations all contributed to a hugely enjoyable and creative evening for the more than 600 lighting designers, interior designers and architects in attendance. This year also provided an eco-friendly Glitter Bar sponsored by formalighting.

The installations on show at [d]arc night were created by: Michael Grubb Studios (in association with Lite); Light Bureau (L&L Luce&Light); dpa lighting consultants (Targetti); Light 4 Cundall (Osram); Arup (Seoul Semiconductor); Firefly Point of View (Ligman); Seam (Delta Light); Lighting Design International (Linea Light Group); Ideaworks (TLS International); Hoare Lea (SLV); 18 Degrees; Inverse Lighting Design (Precision Lighting/RCL); MBLD (Speciality Lighting Industries; Nulty (Signify); and Into Lighting (Ecosense).

After a vote on the night by visitors, an award for the best installation was presented to Lighting Design International and Linea Light Group for their installation, Ministry.

The [d]arc awards, organised by [d]arc media together with creative consultants Light Collective, is a celebration of the best lighting design around the world, and is the world’s only peer-to-peer lighting design awards.

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