Global smart lighting control company Casambi announced today the winners of the 2023 Casambi Awards. The annual Casambi Awards celebrate the many innovative ways in which architectural lighting projects and products have deployed Casambi technology to life-enhancing effect.
Adjudicated every year by a top-class international jury, the 2023 panel boasted a great breadth of expertise within the architecture and lighting professions with each member excelling in their field: Chris Lepine, Director, Zaha Hadid Architects, Sebastian Aristotelis, Co-Founder, SAGA Space Architects, Francesco Funari, Head of Product Marketing, Flos, Yah Li Toh, principal of the Light Lab, Cameron Girgus, Training Manager, Diode LED, and Aileen Herpell, Co-founder of Aimotion.
Award for Best Project
By majority vote, the award for Best Project this year went to the John Hardy Boutique in Bali.
Together, CheongYewKuan, Studio Nimmersatt, blancostudio Bali, Kalpataru and Ascendo Lighting have illuminated the architecture through the thoughtful use of bespoke pendant lighting and carefully designed lighting in the jewelry showcases. The Casambi system was deployed to eliminate the lighting control wiring process for the existing bamboo structure. To achieve maximum sustainability and energy efficiency for the project, only three Casambi nodes were installed to control the entire lighting design.
Cameron Girgus, Training Manager at Diode LED and award judge said ‘I cannot say enough great things about this project. This is a testimony of when great lighting is integrated into beautiful architecture. Absolutely stunning!’
Francesco Funari, Head of Product Marketing at FLOS and jury member said ‘The look and feel of the project are extremely elegant, sophisticated and balanced. The lighting design is extremely simple, but it fully integrates with the structure creating a very smart and unique environment.’
Award for Best Product
Ledim (Arditi) has won Best Product with Lepuk, an extraordinarily tactile remote control that fits snuggly into the palm of your hand. The Lepuk offers four-channel applications inside Casambi networks: touch to dim the ball cap and change the channel by tilting.
Yah Li Toh, Principal of Light Collab and jury member noted that the Lepuk is particularly interesting as it sets apart the conventional square type of switches/keypads. With this, Francesco celebrated the idea of converting a remote control into a decorative element and Chris Lepine, Director, Zaha Hadid Architects and award judge added that “This is a quality-looking, tactile product. The beautiful material combination and finish encourage the user to pick up and engage with the object.”
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