L A M P’s fourth annual international lighting design competition announces its top 10 finalists for 2016


Winners will be announced opening day on November 3

Vancouver, get ready to turn your L A M P on! L A M P (Lighting Architecture Movement Project) has just announced its top 10 finalists for this year’s fourth annual international lighting design competition. Judged by some of the world’s top industry design leaders, submissions from around the globe were voted under three categories, including student, emerging and established designers. L A M P’s winners will be announced on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

L A M P aims to introduce a broader audience to lighting design while promoting and connecting emerging talent to new markets. Each year the competition challenges designers to approach their lamps with the guidance of a theme. This year’s judges made their decisions based on a set evaluation ranging from aesthetics, marketability, innovation, and unique interpretation of this year’s theme, Cosmic.

In no specific order, L A M P’s top 10 established finalists are listed below, and emerging and student finalists can be viewed through www.welovelamp.ca.


Black Hole Lamp by Dario Narvaez and Anthony Baxter from New York, NY, USA

Cosmos Lamp

Cosmos Lamp

Bow Shock Pendant by Thomas Purdy from Philadelphia, PA, USA


Brighten Up (Sun behind clouds) by Tomas Schats from Schiedam, Netherlands


Diaphanous by Matthew Kennedy from Chilliwack, BC, Canada


Jax Lighting System by Mark Kinsley from Chicago, IL, USA


Little Zig by Eve Fineman from Chicago, IL, USA


Orion by Aaron Colfer from Bristol, United Kingdom


Ramus by Alex Brown from Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia


Stellar by Bekir Kelceoglu from Guilford, CT, USA


Synodic Sconce by Neal Aronowitz from Portland, OR, USA

The top 10 established lamps were chosen from over 132 submissions worldwide, from 80 cities and 27 countries. The esteemed panel of judges for 2015 included: Niels Bendtsen (Bensen); Jakub Zak (Patricia Urquiola Studio); Joana Bover (Bover); Rosie Li (Rosie Li Studio); Andrea McLean (Andrea McLean Design); Allison Mills (Owner, Inform Interiors – Seattle); Ellie Niakan (B. Interior Architecture, LC, CLD); and Phillip K. Smith, III (PKS3).

L A M P’s opening event kicks off on Thursday, November 3 from 6:00 PM to midnight at Jan Kath Studio, located at 505 Railway Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1A7. Opening night tickets must be purchased in advance through www.welovelamp.ca and the exhibit will be open by donation from November 4 to 6.


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