Hundreds of new designs will compete in the Delight in Light National Young Designer Competition, staged for the first time at 100% Design in collaboration with the Lighting Industry Association. All four corners of 100% Design will be illuminated by the UK’s brightest lighting designers as they showcase their ideas.
Among the judges is Simon Terry, Innovation & Brand Director at Anglepoise. “Having been a judge for the awards for a number of years, it is fantastic to be working with an organisation like 100% Design,” he says. “Finally these budding young designers will be getting an international platform that can propel them into the media limelight, and a fast track into a sustainable design career.
Established in 1985 the Lighting Industry Association Awards have become the premier competition for lighting design students in the UK. ‘Delight in Light’ is a new movement created to encourage excellence in lighting design. As part of the competition brief, designers are asked to create a product that might withstand being interrogated by a real-world, cross-functional team on its route to market.
The benefits of this are obvious to those at both ends of the design spectrum. For the lighting industry, it helps create talent that strives for excellence and the high quality design can provide. For the designers themselves, the provides an opportunity to liaise more closely with the industry and gain exposure at high-profile events.
The winner will be announced at 100% Design.