The renowned Farmani Group, along with 3C Awards, is pleased to formally announce the winners of the 5th Edition of the LIT Lighting Design Awards, the Lifetime Achievement prize and spotlight recipients.
The LIT Lighting Design Awards was created five years ago to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers. The LIT Awards was envisioned to celebrate creativity and innovation in the fields of lighting products and applications.
The jury panel composed of 38 talented and experienced professionals, Architects, Interior Designers, Academics and media representatives in the lighting industry have selected the winners of the LIT Awards 2021.
"We have received a collection of incredible works with over 500 applications from 33 countries, making this program a global reference in the lighting industry," said Astrid Hébert, Program Director. "At the LIT Design Awards, we strive to support and promote not only inspired projects and innovation by professional designers but also fresh and stimulating work by emerging designers and students. This program will continue to define the future of excellence in the lighting industry."
Since 2018, the Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize Lighting Designers, Lighting Product Designers and other professionals in the Lighting Industry, whose contributions are inspirational. Every year, the LIT Awards receive nominations either directly or via the jury members, we are delighted to have two recipients this year.
Tony Lawrence, celebrating over 50 years at Concord Lighting is receiving the LIT Lifetime Achievement Awards for his contribution to Lighting Product Design. While, Craig A. Bernecker, Professor of Lighting Design at Parsons School of Design and Founder of The Lighting Education Institute, is awarded the LIT Lifetime Achievement prize for his tremendous work in Lighting Education for more than four decades.
The Spotlight Prize has been introduced in 2020 to reward and put the “spotlight” on an organization, association, project, or initiative that carries out remarkable work for its community and has a major contribution to the Lighting Industry. The LIT Design Awards is thrilled to announce that LUCI Association is receiving the 2021 "Spotlight" prize. Created in 2002 at the initiative of the City of Lyon (France), LUCI is a non-profit organization bringing together over 70 member towns and cities worldwide that use light as a tool for social, cultural and economic development. It also includes over 50 associated members from the lighting industry, design agencies and research institutes.
LIT LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS – 2021 WINNERS:
LIGHTING DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Acropolis of Athens and Monuments
Company: Eleftheria Deko & Associates
Lead Designer: Eleftheria Deko
Location: Athens, Greece
LIGHTING PRODUCT DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Company: R3 Consulting Engineers
Lead Designer: Charles Prograce
Location: Santa Cruz, CA, USA
EMERGING LIGHTING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Lead Designer: Congrui Gao
University: California College of The Arts
Location: San Francisco, USA
EMERGING LIGHTING PRODUCT DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Lead Designer: Jay Burnett
University: Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Lighting Product Director
Concord Lighting part of the Feilo Sylvania Group
With a career of over 50 years in Lighting Product Design, Tony Lawrence has been working since April 1969 at Concord Lighting part of the Sylvania Lighting group. He has been designing products that brought accent lighting to the high streets, art galleries, museums, hotels, and more... He has also set design briefs and evaluated projects for degree students of St Martins School of Art London's students and at the University of Sussex.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Craig A. Bernecker
Professor of Lighting Design Parsons School of Design
Craig A. Bernecker's lighting career now spans nearly four decades and during that time he has had the opportunity to play a significant role in the development of two highly regarded lighting education programs, one at Penn State University and one at Parsons School of Design, The New School.
Created in 2002 at the initiative of the City of Lyon (France), today, LUCI is a non-profit organisation bringing together over 70 member towns and cities worldwide that use light as a tool for social, cultural and economic development. It also includes over 50 associated members from the lighting industry, design agencies and research institutes.
Through the organisation of international events and conferences, and by piloting lighting projects and research initiatives, LUCI helps cities harness the potential of light to create sustainable and people-focused urban spaces.
To view all winners: https://litawards.com/winners/
About LIT Lighting Design Awards
LIT Design Awards was assembled by the Farmani Group as the sister initiative of the IDA International Design Awards, which has been recognizing and celebrating smart and sustainable multidisciplinary design since 2007.
The LIT Lighting Design Award (LIT) is now managed by 3C Awards as a sibling program of the BLT Built Design Awards (BLT), SIT Furniture Design Awards (SIT) and LIV Hospitality Design Awards (LIV); all focusing on Architecture, Interior and Lighting design, which have emerged as some of the most well-known Design Prize today.
3C Awards, a leading organization curating and promoting design across the globe. 3C Awards is part of a larger organization called 3C Group based in Switzerland and specialized in Awards, Marketing, Media, and Events. 3C Group is a sister company to Farmani Group, founded by Hossein Farmani.