Voting opens for 2023 [d]arc awards

February 13, 2024

(UK) – International design community asked to cast votes following panel shortlisting process.

With a judging panel made up of lighting designers from the 2022 40under40 competition – including Eugenia Cheng, Andrea Levratti, Jenny Bland, Pinar Onat, Nicola Houel, and Sophya Acosta – the shortlisted entries for the 2023 [d]arc awards have now been selected.

As the only lighting design awards in the world to use a peer-to-peer voting system, the winners of the 2023 [d]arc awards will now be decided by the wider design community, with all independent architects, lighting designers, interior designers and product designers invited to vote for their favourite projects and products.

With 14 categories in total – covering high and low budget lighting design projects, as well as light art installations, and products – for the decorative lighting sector, shortlisted entries include:

Kit Category

  • Astro Lighting’s Ako
  • Vibia’s Array
  • LUMi Collection’s Bola Ego Glass
  • Da Light Hub Bespoke’s Devaalaya
  • Baranska Design’s Frozen Lake
  • tamasine Osher’s Grain
  • Xiamen Leedarson Lighting’s Jinshang Pendant
  • Empty State’s Light Pipe
  • Lladrò’s Llandò Soft Blow by Luca Nichetto
  • Occhio’s Luna
  • TM Lighting’s MasterLight
  • John Beck Steel’s Monitor Floor Lamp
  • Xiamen Leedarson Lighting’s Ningxiang Pendant
  • LightArt’s Ocean Coil Marina
  • Serip’s Origem Outer Core
  • Duncan Meerding’s Propeller Blossom 1000 Pendant
  • XiamenLeedarson Lighting’s Ruoshui Pendant
  • Geoffrey Cameron Marshall’s Sepiida Floor Lamp
  • Adams&Co’s Strata
  • Rousseau Design’s tempus 2023 Edition
  • Tyson London’s The Jewel Collectio,
  • Xiamen Leedarson Lighting’s Tianchang Pendant
  • ScenoLight Atelier’ V-bOwl
  • Xiamen’s Leedarson Lighting’s Yingzhu Pendant.

Art Bespoke Category include:

  • Böm, USA
  • Caesars Atlantic City Rotunda Fixture, USA
  • CŒUR Bristro, Germany
  • Coster Stone, Spain
  • Garlo I Chaise Longue, UK
  • Infinitree, UK
  • La Mamounia, Morocco
  • Lighting Tune Norway
  • Luna Sphere, China
  • Moon Flower, UK
  • Samai, India
  • Winds Whisper, Taiwan

Independent designers have until 1 March to view all entries and cast their votes – simply head to for all information on the voting process.

As a thank you for getting involved, all voting designers will be invited to attend the [d]arc awards party for free.

Taking place at the famous Fabric London night club on 27 March, this year’s event will adopt an 80s theme – featuring 80s inspired light art installations from the event’s designer / manufacturer partners; retro gaming; an 80s playlist; 80s inspired dining and an encouraged 80s dress code.

Designers voting in the awards receive a complimentary tickets to the [d]arc awards night