L A M P (which stands for Lighting Architecture Movement Project) has announced its top 10 finalists for this year’s third annual international lighting design competition. Judged under three categories, including student, emerging and established designers. L A M P’s winners will be announced on Thursday, November 12.
L A M P aims to introduce a broader audience to lighting design while promoting and connecting emerging talent to new markets. Each year the competition challenges designers to approach their lamps with the guidance of a theme. This year’s judges made their decisions based on a set evaluation ranging from aesthetics, marketability, innovation, and unique interpretation of this year’s theme: Crystallize.
The top 10 lamps were chosen from over 90 submissions worldwide, from 50 cities and 21 countries. The judging panel consisted of: Tom Dixon, Michael Anastassiades, Nancy Bendtsen (Inform Interiors), Omer Arbel (Bocci Design), John Patkau (Patkau Architects), Falken Reynolds (Chad Falkenberg, Kelly Reynolds), and the team from ANDLIGHT (Lukas Peet, Caine Heintzman and Matt Davis).
L A M P’s top 10 established finalists are listed below (in no specific order) and emerging and student finalists can be viewed through www.welovelamp.ca
- Ribbon by Brad Turner from Vancouver, BC, Canada
- Eleni by Matthew Kennedy from Chilliwack, BC, Canada
- Braque’s Colander by Amy Lin and James Chavel Toronto, ON, Canada
- Gweilo by Alex Josephson from Toronto, ON, Canada
- Boro Boro Light by Neal Aronowitz from Portland, OR, USA
- Crystal Cluster Chandelier by Lynn Read from Portland, OR, USA
- The BIT Light by Jin Choi from Brookline, MA, USA
- Woodhedron by Julie Morringello from Stonington, CT, USA
- Duality by Matthew Conley from Sheffield, UK
- Light Trooper by Anki Gneib from Stockholm, Sweden
L A M P is run by Vancouver founders Annika Hagen and Nicole Fox. L A M P allows designers, architects, and those with an appreciation for design to be part of a growing must-see exhibition that connects the local community with dynamic design. Now in its third year, L A M P looks forward to growing into an internationally recognizable institution for creative minds to showcase their designs.