Lighting Design News
Clerkenwell Design Week Postponed to May 2021
* Clerkenwell Design Week has been postponed to May 25-27, 2021.
Aqua Creations Launches ToTeM Lighting Collection
Aqua Creations has unveiled the 'ToTeM Lighting Collection,' a stackable series of sculptural and modular lighting fixtures, featuring three designs: To, Te and M.
Jason Sherwood Designs 'Swirling Cyclone' Stage for 92nd Oscars
For the 92nd Oscars, Swarovski has partnered with Jason Sherwood to create the stage design. This year's show marks Swarovski's 13th year illuminating the Oscars stage and Jason Sherwood's first Oscars set design.
WantedDesign Manhattan 2020 (Cancelled)
The 10th edition of WantedDesign Manhattan will be held May 17-20 at the Javits Center. This year's theme, 'Unity Through Design,' emphasizes WantedDesign's dedication to promoting and celebrating all aspects of design, from all places, in all mediums, and at all professional stages.
International Design Excellence Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 40th edition of the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), one of the longest-running and most prestigious design awards programs in existence.
SBID Product Design Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 SBID Product Design Awards. The Awards celebrate the finest design, innovation and functionality of products within the interior design sector.
BoConcept Unveils Chelsea Lamps Designed by Karim Rashid
BoConcept has added two new lamps to its Chelsea collection. Designed by Karim Rashid for BoConcept, Chelsea is a minimal yet emotive collection compromising a sofa and a matching chair, as well as wall, floor standing, and pendant lamps.
European Product Design Award 2020
The 2020 European Product Design Award is now open for entries. The Award recognizes the efforts of talented international product designers who aim to improve our daily lives with their practical, well-thought-out creations.
FUTURE Designs Wins Lux Award for Crossrail Lighting
FUTURE Designs won the 'Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year' at the 2019 Lux Awards for its bespoke lighting solution, IKON, for Crossrail, Europe's largest infrastructure project.
EDIT Napoli 2020
The second EDIT Napoli will take place June 5-7 at the Complesso di San Domenico Maggiore in the historical city center of Naples. The event aims to promote designs that value quality over quantity, paying great attention to exploring the creative process and the use of materials in the search for a sophisticated expressiveness.
2020 IESNYC Lumen Awards
IESNYC is calling for entries for its 2020 Lumen Awards. The Awards are open to any interior or exterior architectural lighting design project completed within two years' time of the submission deadline.
SONNEMAN Launches Andromeda Galaxy
SONNEMAN recently added Andromeda Galaxy to its Constellation Collection.
Ventura Future 2020: Call for Entries
Organisation in Design is inviting design studios and creative brands from all over the world to submit their work(s) for the third edition of Ventura Future.
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020
The 2020 Red Dot Award: Product Design is now open for entries. Designers and companies from all over the world are invited to enter their best products - from furniture and household aids to consumer electronics, vehicles and medical technology - in the international competition.
NeoCon 2020 (POSTPONED)
The 2020 NeoCon, the world's leading annual event for the commercial interiors industry, will be held June 8-10 at theMART in Chicago. The 52nd edition will once again showcase game-changing products and services from both leading companies and emerging talent-providing unparalleled access to the latest and most innovative solutions.
2020 Interior Design Show Toronto
The 2020 Interior Design Show (IDS20), Canada's largest design exposition and conference, returns to Toronto with a future-forward vision for 2020. The event will bring together global minds, leading designers, makers, changers, shapers and dreamers of today who are creating the new worlds of tomorrow.
Sixth Annual ADDRESS Design Show Showcases 40 Designer/Makers
ADDRESS Design Show, a highly curated four-day event, showcased North America's finest designers and makers last weekend at Vancouver's Eastside Studios.
Modular Lighting Instruments Launches New, Modern Spotlight
Modular Lighting Instruments has launched Semih, a highly flexible LED fixture that can be specified in a number of commercial, hospitality, and residential applications.
ESI Design Transforms Chicago Parking Garage into Urban Oasis
ESI Design recently created a massive light-art installation to transform an uninviting outdoor terrace, bordered by the imposing concrete wall of a parking garage, into an urban oasis in downtown Chicago.
Abstract Sconce by SONNEMAN
SONNEMAN has unveiled Abstract, a clean and contemporary wall sconce casting a mesmerizing glow while simultaneously serving as a captivating wall sculpture.
Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai 2019
The fourth Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai will be held this November 20-22, featuring highlights from the Milan edition, including Design -- functional, innovative, and attractive products -- and xLux -- products that combine classical elegance with contemporary design.
Kate Duncan's ADDRESS Returns to Vancouver
ADDRESS, a four-day design event showcasing North America's finest designers and makers, will return to Vancouver for the sixth year with a host of new exhibitors, including Los Angeles's Nike Schroeder and sculptor Djuna Day. Founded by furniture designer Kate Duncan in 2014, the event brings together a cutting-edge designer/maker community from all disciplines including furniture, lighting and accessories.
Blueprint Lighting Launches Grand Bouquet Ceiling Fixture
A beautiful blend of French and Italian modernism with a bit of Hollywood glamour, the Grand Bouquet from Blueprint Lighting is a large lighting fixture that generates a thoughtful glow through twelve, enamel-coated cones.
Iosa Ghini Designs Clochef Suspension Lamp for Leucos
Iosa Ghini recently designed a new suspension lamp for Leucos. Clochef is simple in its original idea but it's enriched by the sleek design, by the quality of materials, light, and finish, and by the great attention to detail.
IESANZ 2019 Conference
The IESANZ Lighting Society has announced its inaugural conference, 'Light in Focus.' The Conference will engage individuals and organizations from all professional fields working in the built environment.
Pure Talents Contest 2020
The seventeenth Pure Talents Contest, an internationally renowned design competition for young designers, is now open for submissions.
London Design Fair 2019
Located in Shoreditch, the creative heart of London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries, including: independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions.
OE Quasi Light by Olafur Eliasson
Louis Poulsen has launched OE Quasi Light by Olafur Eliasson. The fixture is composed of two contrasting geometric shapes, nested inside each other.
Frame Awards 2020
The third Frame Awards is now open for submissions. Interior designers, makers, and clients from all over the world are invited to submit their best interiors and spatial work.
FUTURE Designs Launches Podcast Series
FUTURE Designs has launched its first series of informative and educational podcasts through interviews with some of its experts. The three episodes, which are hosted by journalist Grant Gibson, explore the past, present and future of FUTURE Designs, outlining its humble beginnings to become one of the top five lighting manufacturers in the fit-out market.
Rich Brilliant Willing Launches AllSew and Dimple
Rich Brilliant Willing has launched AllSew - a new modular LED lighting solution, and Dimple - a new compact, flush-mounted sconce.
Moooi Debuts Liberty Table and Plant Chandelier at NYCxDesign
Moooi has launched two new novelties in New York in celebration of NYCxDesign. Atelier van Lieshout is turning an artwork into a design object with their new The Liberty Table, which combines craftmanship with organic forms.
Konstantin Grcic Designs Noctambule for FLOS
Konstantin Grcic has designed an ethereal, hand-blown glass light, 'Noctambule,' for FLOS.
Stickbulb Debuts Chime & RAY Sconce at ICFF
Stickbulb has announced two new collections that will debut at the 2019 ICFF. The two collections represent the unique versatility and aesthetic possibility of the Long Island City-based company.
Lindsey Adelman Opens New Showroom in NoHo, Manhattan
Lindsey Adelman has opened a new 5,000 square foot showroom to house her studio's sculptural lighting collections.
Perkins+Will Wins Award of Excellence by the Austin Chapter of AIA
Perkins+Will has been honored with an Award of Excellence by the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for its light-based, site-specific art installation, TENTSION.
Lightmaker Studio Unveils New Wall Sconces
Lightmaker Studio, known for their vintage-influenced modern lighting, is launching new wall sconces at ICFF 2019.
French Craft Collective at Institut Français in London
French Craft Collective, a one-day program featuring a selection of emerging and established talent in the French craft and design sectors, will be held at the Institut Français in London on May 13, 2019. The makers have been chosen from a shortlisted selection by Business France, in collaboration with Rabih Hage, in order to unite independent artisans with the international design and architecture community in the UK.
Good Design Award 2019
Entries are now open for the 2019 Good Design Award. The Award, founded in 1957, is Japan's leading commendation system with entries from around the world. Its purpose is to discover and promote good designs which drive industrial growth and enrich lives.
Brooklyn Designs 2019
Brooklyn Designs is the borough's premier design event showcasing the highest quality furnishings, lighting and home accessories from Brooklyn-based designers, artisans, manufacturers and design service providers.
Tom Dixon Opens The Manzoni
Tom Dixon's Design Research Studio has created a new 100-cover restaurant, opened this week to coincide with Milan Design Week.
Ventura New York: The Dutch Edition Returns to NYCxDESIGN
Ventura Projects has announced the third edition of Ventura New York - the Dutch edition, taking place May 19-22, 2019 at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) during NYCxDESIGN.
Lee Broom Debuts 'Park Life' Exhibition in Sydney
Lee Broom has created one of his most significant landmark exhibitions to date with a presentation with Space Furniture in Australia.
Swarovski and MASS Beverly Launch 'The Brilliance of Design' Competition
Swarovski and MASS Beverly have launched a design competition that challenges designers to create a concept that incorporates Swarovski crystal in creative work, fitting to one of three categories: Lighting, Home Décor or Architectural Surfaces.
Rapt Studio Makes Salone del Mobile Debut at Ventura Centrale
Rapt Studio will make its debut at Salone del Mobile with Tell Me More, an interactive, immersive installation at Ventura Centrale.
Core77 Design Awards 2019
The 2019 Core77 Design Awards is still open for entries. Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners.
Austrian Design: Pleasure & Treasure
More than 40 top designers and furniture producers from around Austria will be represented at the 2019 Salone Internazionale del Mobile/Fuorisalone.
The Value of Good Design at MoMA
The Value of Good Design, on view at MoMA through June 15, explores the democratizing potential of design, beginning with MoMA's Good Design initiatives from the late 1930s through the 1950s, which championed well-designed, affordable contemporary products.
Salone del Mobile.Milano 2019
The 2019 Salone del Mobile.Milano, the world's preeminent design fair, will be held April 9-14 at Rho Fiera Milano.
Art Inspiring Design: How to Collect, Position and Light
John Cullen Lighting, Maurizio Pellizzoni, Maddox Gallery and Poliform have partnered to deliver an exclusive talk entitled "Art Inspiring Design: How To Collect, Position and Light" moderated by Ben Spriggs from ELLE Decoration on March 21, 2019 at 6pm in London.
2019 Lexus Design Event: Leading with Light
The 12th Lexus Design Event will take place during Milan Design Week. The 2019 edition, titled "Leading with Light," will see the globally renowned Japanese design firm Rhizomatiks - known for their rich experience in the field of design, art, entertainment and their imaginative use of technology - present an immersive display that combines playful and dynamic lighting with advanced robotics.
Illuminated River: The Longest Art Installation in the World
Created by acclaimed American artist Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands (LDS), Illuminated River will light up up-to 15 central London bridges, from Albert Bridge in West London to Tower Bridge in the City, unifying them in a single artwork and defining them as a sculptural and symbolic link across the capital.
Nendo and FLOS Introduce Gaku
FLOS has teamed up with Nendo to introduce Gaku, a modular lamp that acts as a cross between light and accessory.
IESNYC Announces NYSID Student Brigid Hardiman Winner of $25,000 Scholarship
The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) has named Brigid Hardiman, a student in the Master of Professional Studies in Lighting Design (MPS-L) program at the New York School of Interior Design, as the recipient of the fourth annual merit-based IESNYC Scholarship.
Louis Poulsen Launches Patera in Silver
Louis Poulsen has unveiled Øivind Slaatto's Patera in a new silver foil material. Launched as part of their Spring collection, the Patera in silver offers soft, glare-free illumination in three sizes.
8th International Maier Design Competition
The 8th Maier S. Coop. International Design Competition is now open for submissions. Under the theme of 'VISIONS 2025+,' this year's competition challenges entrants to share their visions of how light will change the way we see cars beyond 2025.
CLUE Edition 05: Light & Disruption
CLUE has launched its annual competition under the theme of Light & Disruption, exploring the role of light in emergencies. Conflict, disruption and environmental changes can leave us vulnerable, but we're never entirely powerless. This forms the challenge of the 5th CLUE competition: to explore how light can help to prevent challenging situations and crisis or manage emergencies when they occur.
ICFF NYC 2019
For over 30 years, ICFF has built a solid reputation as North America's platform for global design. Taking place May 19-22, 2019 at the Javits Center in NYC, over 900 exhibitors from across the globe will present to more than 38,000 industry professionals looking to be inspired and find what's best and what's next in luxury interior design.
LUUM Launches Innovative Pendant Light Aurora
LUUM has recently unveiled its latest contemporary light design, 'Aurora.' The pendant light takes its inspiration from the trail of light captured in a long exposure photograph.
Amsterdam Light Festival: Call for Concepts
Amsterdam Light Festival invites creatives from around the world - from artists to designers, engineers to architects, and professionals to students - to submit a concept for a light artwork. The festival's eighth edition will take place from November 28, 2019 until January 19, 2020 in the city centre of Amsterdam.
HOPE: A Light and Sound Installation by Aether & Hemera Studio
HOPE is a large-scale text sculpture featuring hundreds of colour-changing LED tubes, along with speakers projecting local people's experiences of the conflict.
Red Dot Announces 2019 Young Professionals Application Day
On December 5, Red Dot will offer 50 free registrations for '2019 Red Dot Award: Product Design' for designers who have graduated within the past five years.
SOFTlab Designs Interactive Installation for Prague's Mirror Chapel
SOFTlab designed an interactive installation for the Klementinum Mirror Chapel for Prague's 2018 Signal Festival.
Perkins+Will Unveiled TENTSION at Waller Creek Show in Austin
Creek Show, now in its fifth year and presented by the Waller Creek Conservancy, takes place across nine nights and includes six light-based, site-specific art installations on Waller Creek in Austin.
Lumen Awards 2019: Call for Submissions
The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society is now accepting submissions for the 51st Annual Lumen Awards. The Lumen Awards, a signature program of the IESNYC, celebrates excellence in lighting design and honors outstanding projects, lighting designers, their design teams, and project owners.
Stickbulb Opens 10k Sq Ft Gallery, Studio & Production Facility in LIC
Stickbulb has opened its first ever showroom in NYC's burgeoning cultural hub of Long Island City.
PASSAGEN 2019 Interior Design Week Köln
The 30th PASSAGEN Interior Design Week will take place January 14-20 in Cologne. The shows staged by international designers and manufacturers will once again attract design aficionados to explore the tightly packed route through Cologne's city centre.
Studio Mieke Meijer Lights Up Coal Drops Yard with Festive Space Frames Installation
Studio Mieke Meijer has created a special festive light installation for Coal Drops Yard, the new Heatherwick Studio-designed shopping and restaurant district in King's Cross.
Paul Cocksedge Designs Light Installation for London's Bureau Development
Paul Cocksedge has designed a permanent light installation for London's Bureau - a new development at 90 Fetter Lane that comprises a mix of office and retail space.
Light Space Design 2019
The 2019 Light Space Design summit will be held on March 29 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Wästberg Launches Two New Families of Lights
Wästberg has unveiled two new families of lights during Orgatec, created in collaboration with Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of London-based studio Industrial Facility and Berlin-based designer Dirk Winkel.
Amsterdam Light Festival 2018
The 2018 Amsterdam Light Festival will present thirty artworks that will light up the city center of Amsterdam for the seventh year in a row. For this years' edition, artists, designers and architects from sixteen different countries will share their interpretation of the central theme 'The Medium is the Message.'
LiliLite: All-In-One Solution for Reading in Bed
Designed by Thijs Smeets, LiliLite is a bookshelf, reading light and a bookmark in one. Aside from looking adorable, LiliLite's most unique feature is the responsive light switch: the sensor registers if an open book is placed on the peak.
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019
The 2019 Red Dot Award: Product Design will open for submissions from October 15. Designers and companies from around the world are invited to submit products from all areas of daily life for a chance to win an award at one of the world's largest design competitions.
LAMP 2019 Lighting Design Competition: Call for Entries
Lighting Architecture Movement Project (LAMP) is calling for entries for its 5th annual International Lighting Design Competition. The competition aims to introduce a broader audience to lighting design while promoting and connecting emerging talents to new markets.
Nuura Unveils Updated Blossi Floor Lamp
Nuura has unveiled a new version of its Blossi Floor lamp. The new version of the lamp features a wider mouth-blown glass screen and it's made with the newest LED technology.
Preciosa Unveils Pearl Wave at 2018 Monaco Yacht Show
Preciosa Lighting has debuted Pearl Wave at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show. Pearl Wave is an interactive lighting installation specially designed for yachts and made from more than 700 handmade triplex opal spheres, suspended on gold finished metal rods.
Salone del Mobile Announces Upcoming Shanghai Edition
Salone del Mobile has announced that its upcoming Shanghai edition, 'Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai,' will take place November 22-24, featuring 119 Italian brands showcasing the best of "Made in Italy" design to the Chinese market.
Design-Nation Presents a Double Showcase at London Design Festival
Design Nation will present two contrasting but equally high quality showcases of beautiful, adventurous and original design at the 2018 Decorex International and designjunction.
Frame Awards 2019
Submissions are now open for the 2019 Frame Awards, the first and only global interior-design awards with a truly holistic approach. The Awards identify and honor the world's best interior projects, but also the people behind them.
Panasonic Design to Reveal Kasa at London Design Biennale
Panasonic Design will exhibit a collection of lights that react to peoples' behavior at this year's London Design Biennale at Somerset House.
Associative Design to Showcase Best of Contemporary Portuguese Design at LDF 2018
At London Design Festival 2018, Associative Design will present two eye-catching showcases of Portuguese design at Decorex International 2018 and London Design Fair.
LAMP Finalists Announced for Fifth Annual International Lighting Design Competition
L A M P has announced its 10 lighting finalists in three categories for 2018. Judged by some of the world's top lighting industry leaders, the designs were chosen from over 142 submissions worldwide.
FUTURE Designs Creates Dynamic Lighting Scheme for One of Clerkenwell's Newest Showroom
FUTURE Designs has created a bespoke lighting scheme for the interior of Bisley's new showroom in the heart of Clerkenwell.
Light Art Colors 2018: Call for Submissions
Light Art Colors is a design contest organized by Venice Design Week in co-operation with Gioielli Nascosti di Venezia - Fondazione Venezia Servizi.
Biennale Interieur 2018
The 26th international Biennale Interieur will be held October 18 to 22 in Kortrijk Xpo. The event will host more than 200 national and international brands, presentations and product launches, installations and talks, the Interieur Awards and the Designer of the Year competition.
100% Design 2018
The 24rd edition of the 100% Design will be held September 19-22 in Olympia, London. This year, 100% Design will return to its roots, championing new design talents and emerging names alongside a roster of industry favorites and new innovators.
Now in its eighth year, designjunction is set to transport to the cultural hub of London's South Bank with a showcase of world-class design for the annual London Design Festival in September 2018.
Stickbulb Unveils Branch-Inspired Pendant Light Collection
Stickbulb has unveiled its new collection of versatile LED pendants. Designed by RUX, the founding creative team behind Stickbulb, and named after the main branch of a tree, Bough marks an exciting development for the Long Island City-based lighting brand.
Dezeen Awards 2018
Submissions are now open for the inaugural Dezeen Awards. This new annual Awards program will recognize the best architecture, interiors and design projects of the year, as well as the most exciting architecture and design studios from around the world.
China Good Design 2018
The 2018 China Good Design is now open for submissions from designers and manufacturers from all over the globe. Now in its 4th year, the aim of the competition is to make high-quality products manufactured by international companies visible to the Chinese market and recognize their quality.
Design Week Awards Deadline Extended
The deadline for the 2018 Design Week Awards has been extended to March 27. Now in its 27th year, the Awards are the leading accolade in the design industry, catering for every area of commercial design.
Interieur Awards 2018
Submissions are now open for the 2018 Interieur Awards. This year the competition focuses two categories: 'Objects' for a new object that is relevant to the living environment; and 'Spaces' for a cutting-edge bar and restaurant concept for the Biennale Interieur 2018.
The 50th edition of NeoCon, the world's leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry, will take place from June 11-13, 2018 at The Mart in Chicago.
The 8th WantedDesign will be held May 19-22 at the Terminal Stores in NY. For designers and studios, WantedDesign offers a unique platform for collaboration and development, it also broadcasts their work to an engaged audience of enthusiasts, professionals and established international manufacturers, distributors and curators.
2018 NYCxDESIGN Awards
The third annual NYCxDESIGN Awards, a design competition honoring the best products and projects in New York City, is now open for submissions.
400 Year Old Street Runs Through Lobby of Renovated NYC Office Building
When 85 Broad, situated on the site of Manhattan's very first City Hall, was built in 1981 it divided the historic, cobblestone-paved Stone Street into two sections.
GOOD DESIGN Awards 2018
The annual GOOD DESIGN Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world is now accepting submissions. Every year, designers and manufactures in about 50 nations are honored for their singular achievements in producing hallmarks of contemporary design.
International Design Excellence Awards 2018
Submissions are now open for the 2018 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Organized by IDSA, IDEA is a benchmark of design and is unweathered by shifting fads or transitory styling.
Hem Unveils Alphabeta Floor Lamp by Luca Nichetto
Hem has unveiled the Alphabeta Floor Lamp by Luca Nichetto. Following the success of the iconic Alphabeta Pendant Lamp, which was first introduced in 2015, Hem tapped renowned designer to create a reimagined version of the piece which he has named the Alphabeta Floor Lamp.