Projects from 15 countries – including Iran, Israel, Kenya, Finland, Canada, the US, Italy, France, Germany, the UAE, Australia, Switzerland, Spain and Chile – were recognised and rewarded at the forty-first Lighting Design Awards in London last night. The winners were announced at a glamorous black-tie event at the London Hilton Park Lane attended by over 700 designers, architects and suppliers and hosted by Ian Stone.
The lighting designer of the year for 2017 is named as Suzan Tillotson, founder of New York-based Tillotson Design Associates, whom the judging panel described as ‘a bold designer of exceptional talent and creativity’.
The lighting design practice of the year for 2017 is illuminationworks, which has had ‘a run of outstanding projects’, including the 21c Museum Hotel in Oklahoma City, which won in the Hotel and Restaurant Category.
The architect of the year for 2017 is Carpenter Lowings. The judges said: ‘James Carpenter and Luke Lowings are among the world’s most accomplished practitioners currently working with daylight’. The duo’s Folded Light project scooped the Daylight Project of the Year category.
The product designer of the year for 2017 is named as Milan-based Marc Sadler, designer of the Ghost for Simes and the Twiggy for Foscarini.