Winners announced for 2023 Casambi Awards

2nd May 2023

(Finland) – The winners of the 2023 Casambi Awards were revealed during the Casambi Summit at the end of April.

The annual awards aim to celebrate the innovative ways in which architectural lighting projects and products have deployed Casambi technology to life-enhancing effect.

Adjudicated every year by an international jury, the 2023 panel boasted a great breadth of expertise within the architecture and lighting professions, with each member excelling in their field. The jury included: Chris Lepine, Director, Zaha Hadid Architects; Sebastian Aristotelis, Co-Founder, SAGA Space Architects; Francesco Funari, Head of Product Marketing, Flos; Yah Li Toh, Principal of The Light Lab; Cameron Girgus, Training Manager, Diode LED; and Aileen Herpell, Co-Founder, Aimotion.

Best Project

By majority vote, the award for Best Project this year went to the John Hardy Boutique in Bali.

Together, CheongYewKuan, Studio Nimmersatt, blancostudio Bali, Kalpataru and Ascendo Lighting have illuminated the architecture through the thoughtful use of bespoke pendant lighting and carefully designed lighting in the jewellery showcases. The Casambi system was deployed to eliminate the lighting control wiring process for the existing bamboo structure. To achieve maximum sustainability and energy efficiency for the project, only three Casambi nodes were installed to control the entire lighting design.

Cameron Girgus, Training Manager at Diode LED and award judge said: “I cannot say enough great things about this project. This is a testimony of when great lighting is integrated into beautiful architecture. Absolutely stunning!”

Francesco Funari, Head of Product Marketing at Flos and jury member, added: “The look and feel of the project are extremely elegant, sophisticated and balanced. The lighting design is extremely simple, but it fully integrates with the structure creating a very smart and unique environment.”

Best Product

Ledim (Arditi) has won Best Product with Lepuk, an extraordinarily tactile remote control that fits snuggly into the palm of your hand. The Lepuk offers four-channel applications inside Casambi networks: touch to dim the ball cap and change the channel by tilting.

Yah Li Toh, Principal of Light Collab and jury member noted that the Lepuk is particularly interesting as it sets apart the conventional square type of switches/keypads. With this, Funari celebrated the idea of converting a remote control into a decorative element and Chris Lepine, Director, Zaha Hadid Architects and award judge added: “This is a quality-looking, tactile product. The beautiful material combination and finish encourage the user to pick up and engage with the object.”

John Hardy Boutique, Bali, winner of the Best Project at the 2023 Casambi Awards