FUTURE Designs launches Design a Light for Sparks competition

(UK) – Lighting manufacturer FUTURE Design and children’s medical research charity Sparks join forces to mark 25th anniversaries with Design a Light competition.  

This year lighting manufacturer FUTURE Designs and Sparks, the children’s medical research charity, will both celebrate their 25th anniversaries. To mark the milestone the organisations have teamed up to run a competition to ‘Design a Light’ in order to raise funds and awareness for the amazing work that Sparks support.

Poignantly many of the children that Sparks seeks to help will not celebrate their 25th birthday. It is vital that Sparks remains at the forefront for many years to come, so that it may continue its work supporting clinicians and scientists across the UK, who have the skills, passion an innovations to improve children’s lives.

FUTURE Designs is calling upon its friends, clients and colleagues in the world of property, construction, architecture, design and lighting to take part and ‘Design a Light’ for Sparks.

The competition is open to individuals and teams, with an open brief to design an inspiring, uplifting and fun light. It could be a bedside lamp for a child, or perhaps a feature luminaire for a children’s hospital ward designed to brighten their day.

The deadline for entries is on Thursday 14th of July. Full details of the entry process can be found at: www.sparks.org.uk/event/competition­‐design­‐a­‐light‐for­‐sparks/

The judging panel includes:

Martin Jepson, President and COO UK Office Division, Brookfield Property Partners.
Jon Couret, Managing Director Head of Corporate Real Estate Solutions Barclays
Theresa Dowling, Managing Editor of FX magazine
Sarah Richardson, Editor of Building magazine
Brendan Keely, SLL Secretary, Society of Light and Lighting
Robert Booker, CEO of Sparks
David Clements, Managing Director of FUTURE Designs.

Martin Jepson President and COO UK Office Division, Brookfield Property Partners said: “This is a brilliant way to capitalise on the talent and creative skills of our sector and ensure that the Sparks charity and its outstanding work remains at the forefront of our minds. I have no doubt that the architects, designers, engineers in our marketplace will produce some fantastic entries and I look forward to the judging day.”

Robert Booker, Sparks CEO said: “2016 is a huge year for Sparks as it is 25 years since we became an independent charity. Amongst our many events lined up this year, the FUTURE Designs partnership is particularly exciting. Beyond the synergy in our names and innovative approach, this design competition for a new light will raise awareness and funds amongst the property and construction industry and we are delighted.”

David Clements, FUTURE Designs Managing Director said: “FUTURE Designs is a long term supporter of Sparks and we want to celebrate our joint milestone birthday with this wonderful charity to achieve three key things, raise money, raise awareness and have a little fun in the process.”