Lighting Design Awards 2019

Three projects from China, two each from Australia and the UK and one each from Japan, the UAE and Taiwan – have taken the top honours at the forty-third Lighting Design Awards in London.

The winners were announced at a glamorous black-tie event at the Troxy in London attended by 600 designers, architects and suppliers and featuring rapper Jords and comedian Ian Stone.

The lighting design practice of the year for 2019 is named as the Australian firm Electrolight, who, along with UK sister office 18 Degrees, had three winning projects.

Electrolight was the lighting designer for the winners in both the Retail Project of the Year, the T2 Luxury Mall at Melbourne Airport and the Public Realm and Landscape Project of the Year, the Sound Tube, also in Melbourne, while 18 Degrees prevailed in the Heritage Project of the Year with the International Presbyterian Church in west London.

The emerging practice of the year for 2019 is named as Los Angeles, California-based Oculus. It was cited for its company culture and called ‘a studio whose passion is at the heart of everything it does’.

The Publishers’ Lifetime Achievement Award goes to the Czech architect Eva Jiřičná and the product designer of the year for 2019 is named as London-based luminaire specialist David Morgan