The inaugural darc awards was launched to critical acclaim and huge success in 2015 culminating in darc night, the awards celebration in London on September 24th 2015.
The darc awards is a unique concept utilising mondo*arc and darc magazines’ reputation as being the most widely read and respected lighting design publications in the world.
With our database of over 1,300 international lighting design practices (as well as interior designers and architects) and, in collaboration with creative consultants Light Collective, we have created a unique opportunity to get every practice involved in the awards process.
We have formalised a list of categories that is a reality check to the other award ceremonies! We’re opening it up so that anyone can enter (lighting designers, architects, interior designers or manufacturers), but here’s the exciting bit – once the shortlist is chosen by an international jury of independent architectural lighting designers, each of the 1,300+ lighting design practices and their designers are invited to vote on their favourite projects via our specially developed darc awards website.
One designer, one vote (you can’t vote for yourself, that would be silly!), making this the only truly peer-to-peer lighting design awards in the world.
All the projects and the companies who have submitted them will be present on www.darcawards.com so that, over time, the website becomes a comprehensive online lighting design resource that can be used by designers and clients alike for inspiration.
There are also product categories that follow the same philosphy resulting in a comprehensive online database of products.
“Having been involved in many lighting awards programs over many years, this is a great opportunity to build on all of those experiences and try to create a different version of celebrating the best of lighting design where the judging is in the hands of everybody. Helping to shape darc night in collaboration with mondo*arc and darc has given us a chance to create an awards ceremony that is by the people, for the people – it’s the oscars of lighting design!”
Martin Lupton & Sharon Stammers, Light Collective
Click here to go to the darc awards website.