Lamp Awards winners announced

The German Ivory Museum, featuring lighting from Licht Kunst Licht, won in the Interior Lighting category of the 2019 Lamp Awards.

(Spain) – The eighth edition of the Lamp Awards, held in Barcelona last night, revealed the winners from more than 500 entries from around the world.

On June 13th, the winners of the Lamp Awards 2019 were unveiled, in a ceremony held at the Barcelona Nautic Centre in the port of Barcelona city.

The eighth edition of the awards was led by Lamp CEO Ignasi Cusidè and hosted by TV journalist Bibiana Ballbè, while lighting designer and president of the jury, Roger Narboni closed the event, alongside his panel of judges, lighting designers Uno Lai, Paul Nulty and Pascal Chautard, lighting artist Aleksandra Stratimirovic, architects Hilde Léon and Antonio Ruiz Barbarin, and interior designer Mercedes Isasa.

This year’s instalment of the Lamp Awards saw a total of 502 entries from 42 countries, with winners divided into four categories: Outdoor Lighting, Indoor Lighting, Installation Lighting and Student Proposals.

The winner of the Outdoor Lighting category was The Musicon Path in Roskilde, Denmark, created by ÅF Lighting and Simon Panduro. Judges praised the project for “its simple and beautiful lighting design that delivers a unique and innovative public realm. The thoughtful and engaging application of light imbibes the cultural space with personality and affords users an exciting and dynamic experience.”

Two projects received awards in the Indoor Lighting category. Firstly, the Bloomberg European Headquarters in London, UK, with lighting design by Tillotson Design Associates was praised for “an exceptional lighting solution that revolutionises the role of lighting within the office environment”. Judges stated that “It is unique, innovative and sophisticated – a genuinely revolutionary, inspirational example of next level workplace design.

The German Ivory Museum, in Erbach, featuring lighting from Licht Kunst Licht, continued its global success, after having won a [d]arc award in 2017, and claiming the Radiance Award at last year’s IALD Awards. Judges commended the project for “a dramatic and perfectly balanced lighting strategy that captures the imagination. It has been beautifully executed and creates a wonderful sense of drama within the space, and focuses the eye exactly where it should be – on the displays”.

Judges presented the 2019 Lamp Award for Installation Lighting to Escola Municipal Art i Disseny Terrassa for Ocre in Olot, Spain. According to the judges, the installation was “beautifully simple in its execution. Reminiscent of nature, the piece is constantly evolving as a result of the elements. The organic, natural quality of the installation alongside its dynamic characteristics combines to create a stunning effect”.

Finally, the Student Proposals award was presented to Rodrigo Llavayol, a student at the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay for Light Follows Function!. Judges said of Llavayol’s proposal: “this playful, imaginative and interactive scheme places the intensity of light into the hands of the user, making it a very personal and compelling environment.”

During the awards ceremony, the jury also extended a special mention to Kerem Asfuroglu’s Dark Source following its work in Abuko, Gambia on The Vessel. Calling it a “commendable piece of charity and social work”, judges said of the project: “By focusing on local materials, culture and experience, combined with training, this project is concerned with making a long lasting, sustainable difference within the community.”

Aware of the social importance of light, Lamp awarded this special mention with a donation of €1,000 in lighting material for Asfuroglu and Dark Source’s next social light project.