Zurich, Switzerland – The LIT Lighting Design Awards was created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting designers. The program celebrates creativity and innovation in the fields of lighting products and applications.
The jury panel composed of 43 talented and experienced professionals, Architects, Interior Designers, Academics and media representatives in the lighting industry have selected the winners of the 6th Edition of the LIT Awards. The program received over 650 submissions from 51 countries, all designs have been evaluated based on their own merit.
The range of work is astonishing, L'Observatoire International was awarded the "Lighting Design of the Year" title for the Hermès’ collections at Milan Design Week 2022 and Expolight won the "Lighting Product Design of the Year" award for the Chandelier in the B14 UNIT. City business space.
In the young talent categories, Owen Fernando Patia, a student at California College of The Arts received the prize of "Emerging Lighting Designer of the Year" with AQUA and Elsa Gil Benito, a student of ESNE, Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Innovación y Tecnología won the "Emerging Lighting Product Designer of the Year" for Ma-Ka Lighting System.
"At the LIT Lighting Design Awards, we strive to support and promote inspired projects and innovation by professional and emerging designers from around the world; assembling in one platform outstanding projects from Brazil to Canada, Germany and Thailand." said Program Director, Astrid Hébert. "This program will continue to showcase Lighting Product and Lighting Design excellence."
Introduced in 2018, the Lifetime Achievement Awards has recognized Lighting Designers, Lighting Product Designers and other professionals in the Lighting Industry, whose contributions are inspirational. Patrick Woodroffe is celebrating over 40 years of career lighting rock concerts, operas, ballet, architecture, and special events; Dave Kavanagh, Senior lighting and industrial designer at Planet Lighting in Australia, are awarded the LIT Lifetime Achievement Awards for their impressive design contribution to the international lighting community.
The Spotlight Prize is awarded to an organization, association, project, or initiative that carries out remarkable work for its community and has a major contribution to the Lighting Industry. The LIT Design Awards is thrilled to announce that "The Studio School of Design (SSD)" in New York City is receiving the 2022 Spotlight prize for its engagements towards education accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity. Launched in spring 2021, SSD is a 501c3 Not-for-profit community organization, seeking to provide equitable and inclusive low-cost classes in lighting design both online and in-person to a wide-ranging pool of talented and motivated students.
Other honorees in the Lighting Design category included Liska with Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík, Iceland, CLL . Concept Lighting Lab won with the One & Only Mandarina hotel, SEAM Design is awarded with the MahaNakhon Tower: Ritz-Carlton Residences, in Light Art Project, Light is More won with the Pavilion of Moonlight Horizon and Bruno Ribeiro with Vibrance; Tillotson Design Associates, Licht Kunst Licht and Beijing Leuchte Lighting Design received multiple prizes.
Winners in Lighting Product Design included Maytoni with Maya, John Cullen Lighting is awarded in the Deck and Step Lights category with Lecco Floorwasher, BuzziSpace with BuzziChip, Pharos Architectural Controls for their newly developed "Full management of lighting installations from anywhere, with any device" and ambience with the LEGO Linear Luminaire.
Winners will receive extensive publicity over the next year to present their achievements to a global audience. Their designs will be featured in the annual Book of Design, which will be distributed worldwide, and they will also receive the LIT Lighting Design Awards certificate and badge of achievement, as well as a year-round profile in the LIT Awards Online Directory. To view the full list of the LIT Lighting Design Awards 2022 winners, check litawards.com/winners
LIGHTING PRODUCT DESIGN OF THE YEAR
LIGHTING DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Hermès’ collections at Milan Design Week 2022
Company: L'Observatoire International
Lead Designer: Hervé Descottes (Principal)
Designers: Etienne Gillabert (Project Director), Elie Nespoulous, Francesco Secone, Giuseppe Bini
Photo Credit: Maxime Verret courtesy of Hermès
Location: Milan, Italy
LIGHTING PRODUCT DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Chandelier in the B14 UNIT.City business space
Company: Expolight, Optical Metaphor by Expolight
Lead Designer: Mykola Kabluka
Photo Credits: Expolight
Other Credits: Yakusha Design
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
LIT LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS – SPECIAL PRIZES
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2022
Woodroffe Bassett Design (WBD)
For over 40 years, Patrick Woodroffe has been a guiding force in the lighting for rock concerts, operas, ballet, architecture, and special events. Patrick began his career in lighting in 1973 and since then has lit and directed productions for many artists including, AC/DC, Paul McCartney, The Police, Take That, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Rammstein, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, The Eagles, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, Pet Shop Boys, Michael Jackson, Elton John and many more. Patrick’s contribution to the lighting industry is tremendous, he has been one of the revolutionary minds behind the evolution of entertainment lighting.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2022
Planet Lighting Australia
Senior lighting and industrial designer, Dave Kavanagh has been working for 44 years at the 110-year-old lighting manufacturer Planet Lighting, Australia. Dave has a unique and impressive career, with an impressive design contribution to the Australian and International lighting community. Dave has been successfully navigating extensive technological changes in the industry.
SPOTLIGHT 2022 PRIZE
The Studio School of Design in New York City
The Studio School of Design in New York City is receiving the 2022 Spotlight prize for its engagements towards education accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity. Launched in spring 2021, SSD is a 501c3 Not-for-profit community organization, seeking to provide equitable and inclusive low-cost classes in lighting design both online and in-person to a wide-ranging pool of talented and motivated students.
LIT LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS – 2022 EMERGING WINNERS
EMERGING LIGHTING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Lead Designer: Owen Fernando Patia
Other Designers: Studio Professors: Margaux Schindler & Margo Majewska
University: California College of The Arts
Location: San Francisco, USA
EMERGING LIGHTING PRODUCT DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Ma-Ka Lighting System
Lead Designer: Elsa Gil Benito
University : ESNE, Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Innovación y Tecnología
Project Location: Madrid, Spain
About LIT Lighting Design Awards:
The LIT Lighting Design Awards is a sibling program of the BLT Built Design Awards (BLT), the SIT Furniture Design Award (SIT) and the LIV Hospitality Design Awards (LIV) which have emerged as some of the most well-known Design Prize today. More information at litawards.com
LIT Lighting Design Awards is a program under the 3C Awards, a leading organization curating and promoting design across the globe. The company represents today’s diversity and innovation in Lighting Design, Furniture Design, Interior Design, and Architecture. Each brand is a symbol of design excellence around the world, showcasing Professional and Emerging designers’ work to over 100 expert jury members.
More information at www.3cawards.com