[d]arc awards 2022 winners announced!

March 31, 2023

(UK) – Last night, the design community once again came out in force to support the [d]arc awards – the only peer-to-peer lighting design awards in the world!

Celebrating in style at fabric London with light art installations, an open bar, vegetarian street food, a photo booth, and UV face paint, the party carried on until the early hours!

More than 17,000 votes were cast, while 312 project entries and 100 product entries were submitted. The 2022 entries came from all over the world, with 40 countries represented.

Awarded the coveted [d]arc awards ‘Best of the Best’ for 2022, was Plas Y Brenin, UK by Dark Source, which won the Spaces – Low Budget category. This award is given to the project that received the most amount of votes out of all the project category winners. Congratulations to Dark Source again for this amazing achievement.

Look out for the full [d]arc awards coverage in our dedicated magazine, which will be sent out digitally in the upcoming weeks. Once again, a massive thank you to all of our design team partners, sponsors and supporters – particularly Light Collective, who we couldn’t do the awards without!

Full List of Winners

[d]arc awards ‘Best of the Best’: Plas Y Brenin, UK by Dark Source

Places – High Budget: Basilica Cistern Yerebatan Sarnici, Turkey by Studioillumina

Places – Low Budget: Kindai University BLD, Japan E by Sirius Lighting Office + NTT Facilities

Spaces – High: Exchange Square, UK by Speirs Major

Spaces – Low: Plas Y Brenin, UK by Dark Source

Structures – High: Ice Cube, China by Pro Lighting Consultant

Structures – Low: Espenes Rest Stop, Norway by Light Bureau

Art – High: Cloud 9, Australia by Jan Flook Lighting

Art – Low: Chiang Mai Private Gallery, Thailand by Infusion

Art – Bespoke: Battersea Power Station Washtower, UK by Jonathan Coles Studio

Event: Lights in Alingsas 2022, Sweden by Alingsås Energi

Kit – Architectural Interior: Occular Axis by Phos

Kit – Architectural Exterior: Water Effect In-ground RAD 180 WE System by Radiant Architectural Lighting

Kit – Decorative: Wave Collection by Curiousa

Kit – Technology: Control Switches by Focus SB