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arc Oct/Nov 2018 – Issue 106

Take note and vote…
Vote in darc awards / architectural for your free ticket to darc night (or just the satisfaction that you’ve done something epic)…

The success of darc room, London Design Festival’s lighting destination, was an important statement about the future of events for the architectural lighting design profession. Other than the biennial behemoths of the likes of Light + Building and Euroluce, we have seen large annual events on the wane in recent years.

darc room brings something different to the table with a creative, boutique event in London’s design district.
The exhibition in Shoreditch brought together 50 architectural and decorative lighting exhibitors and a progressive educational workshop and live streamed seminar programme curated by Light Collective. Making lighting specification an integral part of a festival of design to promote cross-discipline discussion and knowledge-sharing was always top of our priority list when establishing darc room and we were delighted with the diversity of visitors eager to learn about lighting design and technology as interior designers, architects, product designers and coders joined the lighting fraternity for a great two days.

In a similar vein, our darc awards / architectural is a unique concept and event that is a game changer for traditional awards programmes. All the entries are now in (every project in this issue is an awards entry) and the voting period has now begun (closing on 9th November). As usual, all independent lighting designers and light artists who vote (suppliers or non-lighting experts are not eligible to vote) in the awards get a free ticket for darc night, the darc awards party. And if you can’t make the event then why not vote anyway – it’s a great exercise for junior and senior lighting designers alike to keep abreast of the best lighting schemes all over the world.

This year’s awards party will take place on 6th December at MC Motors, London. We have all mourned the demise of the industry Christmas party so this year we decided to organise our own! As usual there will be a free bar and street food as well as lighting installations created by the sponsors and lighting design teams so it promises to be another exciting and creative night.

Paul James
Editor
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