Lamp Awards 2019 - Awards ceremony
On June 13th, the 8th edition of the Lamp Awards 2019 ceremony, which unveiled the winners amongst 502 projects, was held at the Barcelona Nautic Center, in the Port of Barcelona city.
The event, lead by Mr. Ignasi Cusidó, Lamp CEO, and hosted by TV journalist Bibiana Ballbè, was closed by the prestigious lighting designer and president of the jury, Roger Narboni (France), supported by the rest of the judges: lighting designers Uno Lai (Taiwan), Paul Nulty (United Kingdom) and Pascal Chautard (Chile), lighting artist Aleksandra Stratimirovic (Sweden), architects Hilde Léon (Germany) and Antonio Ruiz Barbarin (Spain), and the interior designer Mercedes Isasa (Spain). Furthermore, the event counted on the collaboration of The Light Squad Studio, who surprised us with their lighting installation recreating the sea mist.
The gala was attended by 500 professionals of the lighting sector worldwide, who didn't want to miss the prize-giving event of these awards which are already amongst the most important ones in the international lighting calendar. The attendees toasted “Yo Ho A Pirates Life For Me” in a current dry dock for repair and maintenance of motor and sailing boats, which was transformed into a pirate lair for one night. It was a really enjoyable pirate event in which the attendees could taste the typical Catalan fisherman’s ron cremat, seafood, sushi, paella, etc., or do networking in the calm chill outs or drink a gin tonic whilst dancing to live music with the musicians of the Piano Bar, and also take photos in a “pirate photocall” on a pirate boat, the Jolly Rogers. In addition, as if they were pirates, the band Always Drinking Marching Band boarded the party and transmitted their energy and good vibes to the audience, who also played in a giant table football.
The present edition, the 8th since the contest started on 2008, beats the record of 61% of lighting designers' participation and mantain the 75% internationalization. A total of 502 projects from 42 countries prove the international consolidation of the Lamp Awards, which have been endowed with a total of € 10,000 distributed into four categories. The winners in the four different categories of the Lamp Awards '19 were:
With a prize of € 3,000, the judges have decided to give the 2019 Lamp Award for OUTDOOR LIGHTING to THE MUSICON PATH, in Roskilde, Denmark, by ÅF Lighting & Simon Panduro, for "its simple and beautiful lighting design that delivers a unique and innovative public realm. The thoughtful and engaging application of light imbibes the cultural space with personality and affords users an exciting and dynamic experience".
With a prize of € 3,000, the judges have decided to give the 2019 Lamp Award for INDOOR LIGHTING to two projects so the prize has been divided between: BLOOMBERG EUROPEAN HEADQUARTERS, in London, United Kingdom, by Tillotson Design Associates for "an exceptional lighting solution revolutionises the role of lighting within the office environment. It is unique, innovative and sophisticated – a genuinely revolutionary, inspirational example of next level workplace design"; and GERMAN IVORY MUSEUM, in Erbach, Germany, by Licht Kunst Licht AG for “a dramatic and perfectly balanced lighting strategy captures the imagination. It has been beautifully executed and creates a wonderful sense of drama within the space, and focuses the eye exactly where it should be – on the displays”.
With a prize of € 3,000, the judges have decided to give the 2019 Lamp Award for INSTALLATION LIGHTING to OCRE, in Olot, Spain, by Escola Municipal Art i Disseny Terrassa, team formed by Albert Bistué, Àlex Puntí, Laia Guillamet, Àngela Coll, Miriam Satlari, Andrés Jiménez, Sílvia Roca, Eduardo Macías, Ariadna Cantero, Miki Carriedo, Rubén Páez and Enric Saiz, for "being beautifully simple in its execution. Reminiscent of nature, the piece is constantly evolving as a result of the elements. The organic, natural quality of the installation alongside its dynamic characteristics combines to create a stunning effect".
With a prize of € 1,000, the judges have decided to give the 2019 Lamp Award for STUDENTS PROPOSALS to LIGHT FOLLOWS FUNCTION!, by Rodrigo Llavayol, student at Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay, for "this playful, imaginative and interactive scheme places the intensity of light into the hands of the user, making it a very personal and compelling environment".
Also, in this edition of the Lamp Awards, the jury wanted to extend a Special Mention to THE VESSEL, in Abuko, Gambia, by Kerem Asfuroglu from Dark Source, for “a commendable piece of charity and social work. By focusing on local materials, culture and experience, combined with training, this project is concerned with making a long lasting, sustainable difference within the community”. Aware of the social importance of light, Lamp decided to award this special mention with a donation of € 1,000 in lighting material for the next social light project of Dark Source.
Lamp edited the book Lighting Concepts '19 for the occasion and was given as a gift during the ceremony. It includes the work of the contest's finalists and winners. If you would like to have one, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From here at Lamp, we would like to thank everybody who helps to make these awards happen. Thank you for believing in them!