PART 1: 2017 was the year of unique lights and you can count on LightForm to shine a spotlight on the world’s best lighting brands and lighting design professionals. We’ve curated the best award winning lights from 2017’s major awards. We think you’ll find them unique and exciting solutions for your hospitality, commercial, and residential projects so be sure to connect with us for all your lighting essentials.

And now without further ado… here are the award winning lights from 2017:

 

ICFF NYCxDESIGN Awards

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Floor/Table Lighting Category Winner:

Serena Table Lamp by Patricia Urquiola for FlosSerena Table Lamp by Patricia Urquiola for Flos LightForm Blog

At first glance, Serena appears to be in motion—it is a leaf blown by a gentle breeze, dancing through a current of wind. Inspired by the simple beauty of nature, this piece features a dynamic reflector that can be directed to obtain an intense, precisely reflected light. The structure of the lighting body reduces the LED source’s visual impact, providing the user with a level of comfort that belies the design’s superior technology.

Buy online or come see it in person in our lighting showrooms.

 

Floor/Table Lighting Category Honorees:

Bicoca Table Lamp by Christophe Mathieu for Marset

Bicoca Table Lamp by Christophe Mathieu for Marset LightForm Blog

The Bicoca was born with the optimism of brightening life and accompanying the good times, wherever you go. This new colourful, lightweight portable lamp projects an intimate light that adds warmth to all your personal spaces.

Made of polycarbonate, Bicoca begins with an overlay of basic geometric figures, with a tiltable shade to direct the light. The wide range of shade colours provide an option for any taste and any space. Bicoca is small, manageable, versatile and autonomous.

Three separate accessories increase the applicability and versatility of the lamp. A powerful magnet can be affixed to the bottom of the fixture, allowing you to place it to metal surfaces -even vertical walls- defying gravity. An armchair accessory drapes over armrests, sofa backs, or headboards, so you can bring your Bicoca to all your personal reading spaces. And a metallic disc accessory hides discreetly beneath the tablecloth, securing your Bicoca to the table.

 

 

Orchid Floor Lamp by Rainer Mutsch for Axo Light

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Collection consisting of aluminium wall lamps, ceiling lamps, suspended lamps and floor lamps. Available in several colours. Built-in dimmable LED light source.

Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch designs Orchid for Axolight, a collection of lamps with two separate yet complementary souls: one outer – that of nature, exuded by its flower shaped diffuser and its rod; the other, more hidden, is high-tech with avant-garde LED technology.

 

 

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Orchid is a mix of emotions and technology stripped to the essentials.

 

Rainer Mutsch explains how these souls have merged in Orchid: “As a designer, I feel that nature is a major source of inspiration. In Orchid’s case I was studying how buds are connected to stems: and that’s what sparked the idea to develop a multidirectional floor lamp that could include direct lighting and diffused lighting in a single item. For the shape of the diffuser I was inspired by the funnel shape of the flower; I’m fascinated by how the flower seems relatively fragile near the stem and how then it reveals all its beauty when it blooms. Experimenting with these shapes I began sketching out a new diffuser, which thanks to its shape is capable of visualising the spread of the light.”

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The LED technology is the second key factor in the design. The shape of the diffuser, made out of aluminium, prevents overheating, thus ensuring maximum duration of the light source. The outcome is a compact and efficient diffuser that couldn’t be possible with an incandescent lamp. Including two suspension lamps, a floor lamp, a wall lamp and a ceiling lamp, Orchid comes in white or sand finish.

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It is so sculpturesque that it takes centre stage in the space even when turned off and stands out the most especially when a number of lamps are used in combination. Precisely thanks to its versatility, it works both in residential settings and in contract projects of a larger scope.

 

Thin Pendant/Chandelier Category:

Revolta Suspension Light by Nahtrang Studio for Estiluz

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Open circles sketched in the air, or frames for fabric panels to soften sound. Pendant cylinders have aluminum heads and acrylic diffusers.

Revolta is a suspension lamp with a circular body, cylindrical aluminum heads and acrylic (PMMA) lens diffusers. Adjustable height. It offers a unique and decorative solution to soften room noise with option of fabric-covered acoustic panels of sound-absorptive foam. Graphic yet light in appearance, Revolta can also be used to divide large spaces into discrete areas. Learn more about this collection here.

 

Salone del Mobile – Milano Award Ceremony

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The award is presented to well-known and emerging designers, displays and products.

 

Best Product – Lighting Section:

Filo Lamp by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini

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Filo comes from the desire to display the individual parts that go into a lamp – the light source, decoration and electrical wiring – bringing out their structural and aesthetic characteristics, simplifying the grammar and syntax. Its essential character is the result of the choice of using decoration to play a fundamental role, incorporating elements that are not traditionally considered decorative. Hence the electrical wire establishes a dialogue with the parts in glass and the diffuser, in a rhythmical game of role swapping.

While the energy that allows the lamp to perform its purpose as lighting runs along the cord, spheres and bulbs of glass also take their place there, transforming it into the archetype of a necklace, with a porcelain body in the form of a cone that projects the light on the wire and the glass spheres, ideally positioned as a pendent. Come see it on display in our Vancouver showroom.

Interior Design Best of Year Awards (BoY Awards)

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Now celebrating its 12th year, Interior Design’s Best of Year (affectionately known as BoY) has become the ultimate measure of excellence, showcasing what’s happening today in every category of design while simultaneously setting the bar even higher for the future.

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Carol Cisco, Publisher of Interior Design, announcing the next winner.

The BoY awards ceremony, held in December, draws 1,000+ world-wide attendees. Winners are announced LIVE by hosts Cindy Allen, Editor in Chief, and Carol Cisco, Publisher of Interior Design and take home the coveted Best of Year bulb award, designed by Harry Allen.

 

Lighting – Table Category:

Filo Lamp by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini

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Filo. See description above. It’s one of our personal favourites. Come see it on display in our Vancouver lighting showroom. 

 

Lighting – Task Light Category:

Corner Office by Peter Stathis & Michael McCoy for Pablo Designs

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Corner Office is designed to enhance the flexibility and efficiency of today’s open plan workplace by defining personal space in these dynamic environments. It contributes to motivation, efficiency, and well-being; providing visual privacy, sound reduction, task lighting, and desktop power. Corner Office provides light, power, and privacy in a flexible desktop unit that is perfect for shared desk groups as well as home office situations. It is an instant ergonomic upgrade to existing open tables and desks. A pop-up desktop office in a box requiring minimal installation time.

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Corner Office represents a new type of product for productivity.  It is systemic and flexible, offering various degrees of privacy and power provision. The system comprises three elements: a glare-free, fully dimmable LED corner task light that incorporates power ports featured in its armature; a set of optional acoustic deterrent fabric panels; and an optional pocket accessory that provides a place to store a phone or tablet, keeping things clutter-free. Easily reconfigurable, the system is lightweight and easy to assemble and install. 

 

Lighting – Task Light Category Honoree:

Superlight Table Light by Peter Stathis & Matthew Boyko for Pablo Designs

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Superlight balances the demands of both workplace and home with a combination of minimal form and maximal function. Superlight is a task light reduced to its essence. A gestural line in space resulting in a precise yet playful structure defying gravity with an appearance of near weightlessness.

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Superlight achieves fluid, sweeping movement in every direction with a full 3-axis range of motion providing warm, glare-free LED light exactly where you need it. Superlight is available as a desk, floor, wall, clamp or grommet mounted fixture.

 

Lighting – Floor Category:

Jaima Floor Lamp by Joan Gaspar for Marset

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Through the language of textiles, Joan Gaspar has designed a light of flexible, ductile materials that sifts the light as readily as it moves with the wind. In the Jaima collection, the light is the shade and weaver of emotions.

This new collection takes its name from the Bedouin tents of North Africa, and is inspired by their varied fabrics and forms. The textilene shade is available in three sizes and four different colors, with a blank interior to optimize the quality of the downward light.

The shades can be combined with two versatile stands to make various sizes of adjustable, rotating floor lamps; the fixture can also be affixed directly to the floor or wall, and the shades can be hung independently as pendants.

 

Lighting – Floor Category Honoree:

Hashi Floor Lamp by Federico Delrosso for Davide Groppi

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Hashi is a floor lamp conceived to provide direct light in a simple and flexible manner. Its principal component is the pivot point between two “chopsticks” (Hashi) that serve as light sources. The two sticks can be positioned in different ways, creating a strong, graphic effect in space. Particular care has been given to the proportions. The sticks always appear lightweight and balanced.

 

Lighting – Sconce Category Honoree:

Lik Wall Lamp by Serge & Robert Cornelissen for Axo Light

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Axo Light presents the new wall lamps collection Lik, designed by Serge and Robert Cornelissen.

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The combination between the technical-functional aspects and esthetical ones is Lik’s main feature: the collection is an example of how the best design can be at the service of function. In fact the form, minimal and essential, makes it possible to install a small but intense lighting source that creates a light beam reflecting itself on the ceiling.

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Lik is a small but powerful mark, capable to characterize every space, because it defines the place without changing it. The lamp can be used in an artistic and versatile way, installing single or multiple devices, in order to satisfy the different lighting design needs.

 

Lighting – Pendant Category Honoree:

Orchid Suspension Light by Rainer Mutsch for Axo Light

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(Item Description from StylePark)

Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch designs Orchid for Axolight, a collection of lamps with two separate yet complementary souls: one outer – that of nature, exuded by its flower shaped diffuser and its rod; the other, more hidden, is high-tech with avant-garde LED technology.

Orchid is a mix of emotions and technology stripped to the essentials.

Axo Light - Orchid Suspension & Floor Light by Rainer Mutsch LightForm BlogAxo Light – Orchid Suspension & Floor Light by Rainer Mutsch

Rainer Mutsch explains how these souls have merged in Orchid: “As a designer, I feel that nature is a major source of inspiration. In Orchid’s case I was studying how buds are connected to stems: and that’s what sparked the idea to develop a multidirectional floor lamp that could include direct lighting and diffused lighting in a single item. For the shape of the diffuser I was inspired by the funnel shape of the flower; I’m fascinated by how the flower seems relatively fragile near the stem and how then it reveals all its beauty when it blooms. Experimenting with these shapes I began sketching out a new diffuser, which thanks to its shape is capable of visualising the spread of the light.” The LED technology is the second key factor in the design. The shape of the diffuser, made out of aluminium, prevents overheating, thus ensuring maximum duration of the light source. The outcome is a compact and efficient diffuser that couldn’t be possible with an incandescent lamp.   Including two suspension lamps, a floor lamp, a wall lamp and a ceiling lamp, Orchid comes in white or sand finish.

Axo Light - Orchid Suspension Light by Rainer Mutsch LightForm Blog

It is so sculpturesque that it takes centre stage in the space even when turned off and stands out the most especially when a number of lamps are used in combination. Precisely thanks to its versatility, it works both in residential settings and in contract projects of a larger scope.

 

Lighting – Chandelier Category Honoree:

Revolta Suspension by Nahtrang Studios for Estiluz

Revolta is a suspension lamp with a circular body, cylindrical aluminum heads and acrylic (PMMA) lens diffusers. Adjustable height. It offers a unique and decorative solution to soften room noise with option of fabric-covered acoustic panels of sound-absorptive foam. Graphic yet light in appearance, Revolta can also be used to divide large spaces into discrete areas. Learn more about this collection here.

 

Wallpaper* Design Awards

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Best Hot Desking Category:

Ginger Table Lamp by Joan Gaspar for Marset

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Wood is a great ally of cozy lighting. It is a material that is hard to mold, a challenge that the Ginger collection neatly resolves. The combination of sheets of wood, paper and resins pressed together under high pressure achieves a laminate that appears almost entirely flat, which discreetly lights up spaces with indirect light.

The Ginger collection has been expanded over time to provide solutions to different lighting needs, and is available in pendant, table, wall, and floor lamp versions. This year, we are adding a new, smaller suspension lamp, a portable table lamp, another version of wall lamp with a movable arm, and three different sizes of flush-mount wall lamps. The latter boast extraordinary structural simplicity, and can be combined with each other to great effect.

Thanks to a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the new portable table version of Ginger allows spaces to be lit independently with utter freedom, and with no need for wires.

Come see Marset’s Ginger light on display in our lighting showrooms.

 

 

Maison & Objet Paris Award

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Judges’ Pick:

Gweilo Lamp by Partisans for Parachilna

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Gweilo is a collection of architectural luminaires. Inspired by the idea that light itself could be harnessed and manipulated to create a physical sculpture, PARTISANS developed a design that alters light at its source.

Each Gweilo light is hand-sculpted using thermoforming, a technique that allows us to shape individual optical grade acrylic sheets while they are still in their hot plastic state. The result is an infinite set of silhouettes and sizes that emulate the vital movement of light.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! Stay tuned for Part 2 of the 2017 Award Winning Luminaires.

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