darc awards sponsorship now complete

May 5, 2015


(UK) – Lumino completes the line up of manufacturer partners who will be involved in lighting installations during darc night in London on September 24th.

Lumino is the last lighting supplier to become a partner of the darc awards, which will culminate in the darc night awards ceremony in London on September 24th. There are now no more sponsorship slots left.

The British manufacturer joins eleven other progressive companies who have pledged their support to the innovative new architectural and decorative lighting design awards programme. They are: Cooledge, Concord, Griven, Innermost, KKDC, L&L Luce & Light, LSE Lighting, Lucent, Megaman, Reggiani and Zumtobel. XL Video is the Technical Partner who will be helping to make darc night unlike any other lighting awards ceremony in the past.

Paul James, awards director and publishing editor of mondo*arc and darc, commented: “This is fantastic news. To have filled all the sponsorship slots five months before the awards ceremony is a great achievement and is a massive endorsement of the darc awards. I look forward to the sponsors involvement in the twelve lighting installations at the awards ceremony, darc night.”

Each partner is teaming up with a lighting design practice to create a dozen inspiration spaces at the specially selected darc night venue in London next September. The practices involved are: Speirs+Major, dpa, Light Bureau, Michael Grubb Studio, Elektra, Paul Nulty Lighting Design, BDP, Design In Progress, LDI, Troup Bywaters + Anders, Arup and Electrolight.

Just like in the pages of mondo*arc and darc, we’re not after the most efficient, the best money saving, the safe. We’re after the creative, the clever, the brave.

The categories are:

1 Best interior scheme – low / high budget
2 Best exterior scheme – low / high budget
3 Best landscape / urban / streetscape / masterplan – low / high budget
4 Best decorative lighting installation
5 Best light art installation
6 Best architectural lighting product – interior / exterior
7 Best decorative lighting product
8 Best lighting concept

Every entry will be displayed online for full exposure and every company who enters will receive a free profile in the online darc directory. There are already a host of innovative schemes and products that have been posted.

darc awards and darc night are part of the IYL2015 (International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015) related activities program and will be promoted by the L-RO (Lighting-Related Organisations) to raise awareness for the lighting design profession and showcase the importance and beauty of light.