IALD and SLL support darc awards

(UK) – Major lighting design associations backs darc awards and will attend darc night on September 24th in London.

The lighting design associations, Society of Light & Lighting and International Association of Lighting Designers, have both become supporters of the darc awards and will be attending the awards event, darc night in London on September 24th.

Emma Cogswell, IALD Project Manager, and Liz Peck, SLL President, were shortlist judges for the darc awards and are happy to show their support for the event.

Emma Cogswell commented: “Lighting design is constantly changing to keep up with the demands of clients and new technologies. Designers use their skills to create a range of emotions and functions delivering  beautiful environments. Judging the darc awards submissions was a pleasure and I really enjoyed navigating around the refreshing new format. It’s a welcome addition to see these new awards alongside more established programmes like the IALD awards. All of these accolades promote the importance of design and our industry as a whole, which is something to celebrate. The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is pleased to support the darc awards in its inaugural year.”

Liz Peck stated: “The initial judging process was really tough because of the volume of high quality entries, which is a credit to the darc team. I’m really looking forward to seeing the winners announced at the darc night and celebrate innovative lighting design during the UNESCO International Year of Light. I’m pleased that the Society is supporting the awards as many of our members have entered and been shortlisted, so it’s great to have an opportunity to support them too.”

Voting is open for independent lighting designers and light artists until August 17th. Those that vote in every category are eligible for a free ticket to darc night

darc night will take place at Testbed1 / Doodlebar in London on September 24th during London Design Festival.