2017's Award Winning Designer Lights | Part 1
PART 1: 2017 was the year of unique lights and you can count on LightForm to shine a spotlight on the world’s best lighting brands and lighting design professionals. We've curated the best award winning lights from 2017's major awards. We think you'll find them unique and exciting solutions for your hospitality, commercial, and residential projects so be sure to connect with us for all your lighting essentials.
And now, without further ado, meet the award winning lights from 2017:
ICFF NYCxDESIGN Awards
Floor/Table Lighting Category Winner:
FLOS' Serena Table Lamp by Patricia Urquiola
At a glance, Serena table light appears to be in motion; it is a leaf blown by a gentle breeze, dancing through a current of wind. Inspired by the simple beauty of nature, this piece features a dynamic reflector that can be directed to obtain an intense, precisely reflected light. The structure of the lighting body reduces the LED source’s visual impact, providing the user with a level of comfort that belies the design’s superior technology.
Thin Pendant/Chandelier Category:
Revolta Suspension Light by Nahtrang Studio for Estiluz
Open circles sketched in the air, or frames for fabric panels to soften sound. Pendant cylinders have aluminum heads and acrylic diffusers.
Estiluz's new Revolta is a suspension lamp with a circular body, cylindrical aluminum heads and acrylic (PMMA) lens diffusers. Adjustable height. It offers a unique and decorative solution to soften room noise with option of fabric-covered acoustic panels of sound-absorptive foam.
Graphic yet light in appearance, Revolta can also be used to divide large spaces into discrete areas. Learn more about this collection in our blog post introducing the line.
Salone del Mobile Milano Award Ceremony
The award is presented to well-known and emerging designers, displays and products.
Best Product—Lighting Section:
Filo Table Lamp by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini
Foscarini's Filo collection comes from the desire to display the individual parts that go into a lamp—the light source, decoration and electrical wiring—bringing out their structural and aesthetic characteristics, simplifying the grammar and syntax.
Its essential character is the result of the choice of using decoration to play a fundamental role, incorporating elements that are not traditionally considered decorative. Hence the electrical wire establishes a dialogue with the parts in glass and the diffuser, in a rhythmical game of role swapping. While the energy that allows the lamp to perform its purpose as lighting runs along the cord, spheres and bulbs of glass also take their place there, transforming it into the archetype of a necklace, with a porcelain body in the form of a cone that projects the light on the wire and the glass spheres, ideally positioned as a pendent. Come see it on display in our Vancouver showroom.
Interior Design Best of Year Awards (BoY Awards)
Now celebrating its 12th year, Interior Design's Best of Year (affectionately known as BoY) has become the ultimate measure of excellence, showcasing what's happening today in every category of design while simultaneously setting the bar even higher for the future.
Carol Cisco, Publisher of Interior Design, announcing the next winner.
The BoY awards ceremony, held in December, draws 1,000+ world-wide attendees. Winners are announced LIVE by hosts Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief, and Carol Cisco, Publisher ofInterior Design and take home the coveted Best of Year bulb award, designed by Harry Allen.
Filo Lamp by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini
We already discussed Andrea Anastasio's Filo collection of lights above, but allow us to repeat that it's one of our personal favourites, and we invite you to see it on display in our Vancouver lighting showroom.
Lighting—Task Light Category:
Corner Office by Peter Stathis & Michael McCoy for Pablo Designs
Pablo Designs' versatile Corner Office is designed to enhance the flexibility and efficiency of today’s open plan workplace by defining personal space in these dynamic environments. It contributes to motivation, efficiency, and well-being; providing visual privacy, sound reduction, task lighting, and desktop power.
Corner Office provides light, power, and privacy in a flexible desktop unit that is perfect for shared desk groups as well as home office situations. It is an instant ergonomic upgrade to existing open tables and desks. A pop-up desktop office in a box requiring minimal installation time.
Corner Office represents a new type of product for productivity. It is systemic and flexible, offering various degrees of privacy and power provision. The system comprises three elements: a glare-free, fully dimmable LED corner task light that incorporates power ports featured in its armature; a set of optional acoustic deterrent fabric panels; and an optional pocket accessory that provides a place to store a phone or tablet, keeping things clutter-free. Easily reconfigurable, the system is lightweight and easy to assemble and install.
Lighting—Task Light Category Honoree:
Superlight Table Light by Peter Stathis & Matthew Boyko for Pablo Designs
Superlight balances the demands of both workplace and home with a combination of minimal form and maximal function. Superlight is a task light reduced to its essence. A gestural line in space resulting in a precise yet playful structure defying gravity with an appearance of near weightlessness.
Superlight achieves fluid, sweeping movement in every direction with a full 3-axis range of motion providing warm, glare-free LED light exactly where you need it. Superlight is available as a desk, floor, wall, clamp or grommet mounted fixture.
Lighting—Floor Category Honoree:
Hashi Floor Lamp by Federico Delrosso for Davide Groppi
Hashi is a floor lamp from Davide Groppi conceived to provide direct light in a simple and flexible manner. Its principal component is the pivot point between two “chopsticks” (Hashi) that serve as light sources. The two sticks can be positioned in different ways, creating a strong, graphic effect in space. Particular care has been given to the proportions. The sticks always appear lightweight and balanced.
Lighting—Chandelier Category Honoree:
Revolta Suspension by Nahtrang Studios for Estiluz
Revolta is a suspension lamp with a circular body, cylindrical aluminum heads and acrylic (PMMA) lens diffusers. Adjustable height. It offers a unique and decorative solution to soften room noise with option of fabric-covered acoustic panels of sound-absorptive foam. Graphic yet light in appearance, Revolta can also be used to divide large spaces into discrete areas.
Wallpaper* Design Awards
Maison & Objet Paris Award
Gweilo Lamp by Partisans for Parachilna
Parachilna's Gweilo is a collection of sculptural luminaires. Inspired by the idea that light itself could be harnessed and manipulated to create a physical sculpture, Canadian design studio PARTISANS developed a design that alters light at its source.
Each Gweilo light is hand-sculpted using thermoforming, a technique that allows us to shape individual optical grade acrylic sheets while they are still in their hot plastic state. The result is an infinite set of silhouettes and sizes that emulate the vital movement of light.
Congratulations to all of the year's winners! Stay tuned for Part 2 of our look at 2017 Award Winning Luminaires. Find more award winning designer lights, visit us online or through one of our offices and showrooms in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, and Winnipeg.