Here’s a look at the LIT Lighting Design Awards 2022 Winners
This year, the sixth global LIT Lighting Design Awards once again recognized the most outstanding works in the fields of lighting products and applications
2022 is the sixth time the LIT Awards, initiated by the Farmani Group, select the most magnificent projects of talented lighting product designers and implementers. At the basis of the international award is the belief lighting is both an art and a science. In fact, it’s a key element of any design.
The right kind of lighting doesn’t just affect the ambience, it’s crucial for our well-being too.
Last year, the LIT Design Awards program joined 3C Awards, one of the world’s most important organizations for curating design all around the globe. Each of the 2022 winners was evaluated by a grand jury panel consisting of industry professionals, academics, entrepreneurs, and press members.
For designers, it’s a chance to get brand differentiation and marketing opportunities, increase credibility, attract investments, and do much more.
The award includes 47 categories in Lighting Product Design and 31 categories in Lighting Design. Let’s look at some of this year’s winners, which showcased amazing creativity and innovation.
1. Auroom Freelight by CENTRSVET
This elegant and aesthetic luminaire presented by CENTRSVET is the proud winner of the category ‘Decorative Accent Lamps’. As you can guess from its name, the lamp is all about freedom of light and art. Since it is made of flexible neon, users can shape it as they wish.
Unlike other products on the market, FREELIGHT is created from neon that is odorless and doesn’t include harmful chemicals. With a 360° beam angle, the luminaire creates light with its entire surface. Impressive, isn’t it?
2. The Ellipse by hollis+morris
Looking for a centerpiece for your home or office? The Ellipse is a bold item that will certainly grab the attention of anyone who lies eyes on it. The winning project in ‘Desk Lamps, Floor Lamps” was created by hollis+morris and its lead designer Mischa Couvrette.
Part of its most recent Scope Collection of Lighting, The Ellipse represents different moon phases. Featuring a metal trio frame, each of which includes a frosted acrylic disk with LEDs, the beautiful lamp impresses with its dynamic shape.
3. PIN by Urbi et Orbi
Another winner of the ‘Desk Lamps, Floor Lamps’ category is PIN – a concrete outdoor lamp that offers not just strength but also plasticity and lightness. According to designers – Urbi et Orbi – this particular dualism makes the lamp so powerful.
Thanks to concrete’s velvety surface, each piece of PIN is unique. Who said outdoor lighting is boring? This project s a great example it can be exciting too!
4. elizz by lulite GmbH
Nowadays, lighting can become your companion. If you choose a portable lamp – like this one – it can serve you all around the home. elizz by lulite GmbH can transform from 20 cm to 120 cm in just 1 second. How is that possible? With its patented mechanism that uses two bidirectional metal bands.
The prize winner in the category ‘Portable Lamps’ is made from anodized aluminum and is available in countless color options.
5. Tender Soul of Ocean by WHYIXD
An exploration of the ‘distance between people and the sea’ – this is how WHYIXD explains its awe-inspiring art installation. The winner in the category ‘Light Art Project’ uses light to recreate the collected wind data.
As you look at the installation, you can’t help but feel like you’re part of the waves of light. What’s impressive, the light and shades change as the state of air does. This creates a sense of intimacy between the audience and the sea.
6. Lighting Design for UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brihadeshwara Temple by Lucent Worldwide
One of the most impressive projects awarded in the LIT Design Awards is the work of Lucent Worldwide. The company had a complicated task – to provide lighting for a 1000+-year-old complex, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thanjavur, India.
Their goal was to create luminaries that are invisible from public view but offers refreshed opportunity for night tourism. Lucent Worldwide specifically focused on minimizing light pollution of any kind.
7. Ice Cube by Beijing Pro Lighting Design Co
Another of our favorites at this year’s LIT Lighting Design Awards is the building lighting designed by Zone of Utopia Qiiang ZOU and Mathieu Forest. It really is unlike anything else you’ve seen before. All nine ‘ice cubes’ form a complex and dynamic volume. During the night, the building turns into a romantic fairy tale.
The winning project of ‘Community Building Lighting’ stands out with its clever use of colors. In the project, the designer chose blue and white that resemble ice and snow, as well as blue and purple that create a more romantic atmosphere.
8. Stomping Ground by ambience
It is no secret lighting plays an important role in dining. Choose the wrong kind of lamps and you kill the entire vibe! The work of ambience, however, is a great example of lighting used to improve visitors’ experience. Replicating the natural colors and tones of a sunset, they revitalized an old cigarette factory.
The time-consuming design process was successful. ambience was able to meet their goal – create a place where it’s possible to have a beer in an eternal sunset or ‘golden hour’.
For their exceptional work, the company received a price in the category ‘Restaurant and Bar Lighting’.
This year’s LIT Lighting Design Awards were full of surprises. It’s nearly impossible to highlight just a few projects since each has something unique about it.
To see the full list of winners, click here.