The spotlight is on the UK’s largest selection of contemporary lighting ever created for a design event. Hundreds of new designs will compete for the coveted Delight in Light National Young Designer Competition, staged for the first time at 100% Design in collaboration with the Lighting Industry Association. All four corners of 100% Design will be illuminated by the UK’s brightest lighting designers as they showcase their ideas.
“Having been a judge for the awards for a number of years, it is fantastic to be working with an organisation like 100% Design. Finally these budding young designers will be getting an international platform that can propel them into the media limelight, and a fast track into a sustainable design career. “ Simon Terry, Innovation & Brand Director, Anglepoise
Established in 1985 the Lighting Industry Association Awards have become the premier competition for lighting design students in the UK. ‘Delight in Light’ is a new movement created to encourage excellence in lighting design. This is a mutually beneficial situation for all. Firstly, for the lighting industry, which strives for excellence and the high quality design can provide. Secondly, the designers, through a closer liaison with the industry and exposure at high-profile events and of course thirdly the end users that will enjoy a better quality of lighting in their environment.
‘The Delight in Light’ Design Competition sits firmly at the core of this direction and the LIA aim to provide the perfect platform for many exciting new lighting designs, and offer young people to better understand the industry and interact with it.
Click here to find out more on how to enter.
Last year's winner Oliver Hrubiak's Frank Table Lamp was featured at 100% Design 2012. Below are some of last year's entries: