Record entries for Lighting Design Awards
The Lighting Design Awards 2009 has received a record number of entries, reflecting the increasing prominence of good lighting design in today’s world and thus the increased standard of excellence. The awards are now widely recognised as the stamp of excellence within the lighting industry and demand for tables at next years event is expected to outstrip the available seating, so anyone wishing to attend should book early.
Editor Ray Molony commented that the Awards have gained increased global recognition this year. “I am particularly pleased to see the sheer volume of entries from British designers working on global projects.” He said, after an initial review of the entries received. “Our lighting designers are really punching above their weight in the international arena.”
Similar comments are expected from the judges when they review the entries in preparation for the site visit process. These visits commenced at the end of November and will continue throughout the winter months.
Lighting has come a long way from some of the universally accepted monstrosities of the 1970’s and 80’s. Retailers and architects and property developers all demand and expect much higher standards than ever before. The lighting design awards recognise those individuals and organisations who take lighting to the next level.
The finalists will be announced in late January on the awards website wwww.lightingawards.com and the winners honoured at a gathering of the Lighting Industry’s finest at the London Hilton Park Lane on 12 March 2009.