The winners of the 2019 [d]arc awards were unveiled at [d]arc night, a Christmas party held at MC Motors in London on December 5th. Fifteen Christmas present-themed light installations by top lighting designers and manufacturers adorned the celebrations.
The winners were:
STRUCTURES: Best Exterior Lighting Scheme – Low Budget: Bamboo Pavilion, Taiwan by OuDeLight
STRUCTURES: Best Exterior Lighting Scheme – High Budget: Chineh, Iran by RGE Lighting Design
PLACES: Best Interior Lighting Scheme – Low Budget: International Presbyterian Church, UK by 18 Degrees
PLACES: Best Interior Lighting Scheme – High Budget: Under, Norway by Light Bureau (formerly ÅF Lighting)
SPACES: Best Landscape Lighting Scheme – Low Budget: The Musicon Path, Denmark by Simon Panduro and Light Bureau (formerly ÅF Lighting)
SPACES: Best Landscape Lighting Scheme – High Budget: Aurora Experience, Finland by WhiteNight Lighting
ART: Best Light Art Scheme – Low Budget: Kaamos Aurinko, Sweden by ALLES oder Licht
ART: Best Light Art Scheme – High Budget: Where The Rainbow Ends, France by Urban Electric
ART: Best Light Art Scheme – Bespoke: Biophilic Light, Netherlands by Beersnielsen Lighting Designers
EVENT: Best Creative Lighting Event: Winter Lights, UK by Canary Wharf Group
KIT: Best Architectural Lighting Products – Exterior Luminaires: Pipien by Stoane Lighting
KIT: Best Architectural Lighting Products – Interior Luminaires: Eyeconic Range by Phos
KIT: Best Decorative: Noctambule by Flos
[d]arc award – Best of the Best: Aurora Experience, Finland by WhiteNight Lighting
[d]arc night marked the conclusion of a six month process, which saw more than 400 entries submitted, with over 100 entries in the product categories.
Altogether, projects from 45 countries were entered and there were more than 12,000 votes cast, making this year’s awards one of the best to date.
The unique presentation format, free bars (sponsored by Kingfisher, Orluna and Nowatt Lighting and Technilum), street food and impressive lighting installations all contributed to a hugely enjoyable and creative evening for the more than 600 lighting designers, interior designers and architects in attendance. This year also provided an eco-friendly Glitter Bar sponsored by formalighting.
After a vote on the night by visitors, an award for the best installation was presented to Lighting Design International and Linea Light Group for their installation, Ministry.
The[d]arc awards, organised by [d]arc media together with creative consultants Light Collective, is a celebration of the best lighting design around the world, and is the world’s only peer-to-peer lighting design awards.