Lighting Design News
Philippe Malouin Designs Arca Portable for Matter Made
Philippe Malouin has designed a new portable lamp for Matter Made's iconic Arca collection.
IESNYC 2021 Lumen Awards: Call for Entries
The New York City section of the IES is calling for entries for its 2021 Lumen Awards. The Lumen Awards are open to any interior or exterior architectural lighting design project completed within two years' time of the submission deadline.
Louis Poulsen Hosts Conversation with Alfred Homann
Louis Poulsen has announced a lighting design conversation with Danish architect and lighting designer, Alfred Homann, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 12pm EST / 9am PST.
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021
The 2021 Red Dot Award: Product Design will open for submissions on October 12. Designers and companies from all over the world are invited to enter their best products in 50 categories as diverse as medical technology, watches, or packaging.
Hybrid: Objects for Future Homes
On view at the Powerhouse Museum through February 28, Hybrid is a new exhibition interrogating the contemporary urban condition and exploring the role of the home in 2030.
LAMP 2020 Lighting Design Competition: Call for Entries
The 6th edition of LAMP International Lighting Design Competition is now open for submissions. The competition is aimed to discover emerging designers and encourage the advancement of established designers while delivering a unique platform to showcase these talents and introduce them to wider audiences.
Graypants Debuts Wick Candlelight
Graypants has debuted Wick, a chic portable fixture leveraging the warmth and collective joy of candlelight in an energy-efficient and safe & modern form.
Pure Talents Contest 2021
The eighteenth Pure Talents Contest, an internationally renowned design competition for young designers, is now open for submissions.
LIT Design Awards 2020
The 2020 edition of the LIT Design Awards is now open to submissions, accepting entries from lighting manufacturers, designers, and practices from all around the world. The Awards program aims to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers.
Design China Beijing 2020
The 2020 Design China Beijing will take place September 23-27, with a strong focus on design for a post-Covid 19 world. The theme for this year's edition is 'Design Thrives to Revive the World' as the challenges the design community faces both during and after the pandemic go far beyond creating a chair, a carpet, or an interior decoration item.
Interior Design's Best of Year Awards 2020
Now celebrating its 15th year, Interior Design's Best of Year Awards is the ultimate measure of design excellence, honoring the most significant projects and products of the year from around the globe. Entries from around the world are accepted for all categories.
Lodes Debuts Jefferson Suspension Lamp in US
Lodes has introduced the Jefferson Suspension Lamp stateside in celebration of its 70th anniversary. Designed by Luca Nichetto, Jefferson's alluring crystal form evokes the prismatic visuals of the late 60s counterculture along with its lyrical and artistic nature.
Kuzco Lighting's Magellan Receives Red Dot: Best of the Best
Kuzco Lighting's Magellan has received 'Red Dot: Best of the Best' at the 2020 Red Dot Product Design Award.
Milestones in Contemporary Design 2020-2021
Milestones in Contemporary Design 2020-2021, on view at the Red Dot Design Museum from June 23 through May 31, 2021, features the 76 winners of the Red Dot Product Design Award.
Alloy Unveils 'Beam' Lighting Solution to Enhance Productivity and Video Calls
Alloy has unveiled Beam, a flexible lighting concept that enables better human connection during video calls.
Axolight Float by Mario Alessiani
Mario Alessiani recently designed a battery-powered lamp for Axolight. Float's concept was inspired by restaurateurs that put candles on empty bottles to create an atmosphere in their restaurants.
Moooi Hubble Bubble by Marcel Wanders Studio
Moooi has launched Hubble Bubble, a suspended lamp designed by Marcel Wanders Studio. Available in oil or frosted versions, this playful design is made from glass, and it can be hung both horizontally and vertically.
FLOS Releases Bellhop in New Colors
FLOS has added two new bright finish options for Bellhop - the portable table lamp from Barber & Osgerby.
Tom Dixon & Prolicht Unveil CODE
Tom Dixon has announced a collaboration with Prolicht to launch a new lighting range 'CODE.' The range utilizes bare LEDs on circuit boards that can be used to create thin strips, delicate chains and continuous columns of light.
Foscarini Launches Visual Project That Timely Explores the Meaning of Home
Foscarini has launched 'Vite,' a new cultural/art project that timely illustrates the complex emotions attached to the place we call home.
Luxxbox Introduces Helm Hush Acoustic Pendant Lighting
Combining a sleek, rounded form with the benefit of acoustic rated materials, Luxxbox's Helm Hush is a new LED lighting pendant bringing a new spin to standard lighting options.
Ximo Roca Design Unveils Sound Absorbing Lamp 'Lamuda'
Ximo Roca Design recently unveiled 'Lamuda,' a sound-absorbing lamp crafted from sustainable materials.
NeoCon Announces New Digital Hub: NeoConnect 2020
On June 1, NeoCon will launch NeoConnect 2020 - a series of online resources, programming, and events. For the full month of June, NeoConnect will feature product and company details from NeoCon 2020 tenants and exhibitors as well as a full roster of complimentary NeoCon CEU webinars, online panel discussions and virtual social events.
Opplyst by Nissen Richards Studio Opens at National Library of Norway
Nissen Richards Studio has designed 'Opplyst,' a major new permanent gallery, which has just opened at The National Library of Norway.
Salone Del Mobile.Milano 2020 Postponed to June 16-21 (CANCELED)
The 59th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, the world's preeminent design fair, has been postponed to June 16 - 21, 2020. The show will still be held at Rho Fiera Milano.
Brighton Design Show 2021
The Brighton Design Show, to be held April 8-11, 2021, is a brand new event that champions and celebrates established & emerging designers and makers, living in or connected with the city of Brighton and Hove.
TPL Lighting Launches The Adelaide Project in Toronto
The Adelaide Project, a revolutionary studio concept conceived, curated, and designed by Canadian-based lighting agency TPL Lighting, opened its doors in the heart of Toronto's King West neighborhood.
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.