40under40 Lighting Design Awards 2018
Class of 2018 young lighting design talent is honoured
The winners were honoured on 3rd May at London Hilton Park Lane during the prestigious Lighting Design Award ceremony.
The individuals making up the annual 40under40 – an international programme to identify the most talented and promising individuals working in the lighting design industry – have been named. The 22 men and 18 women – selected from over 350 applications – hail from 12 different countries, including the UK, Sweden, UAE, Turkey, India, China, Brazil, the US, Germany, Italy, Singapore and Sweden.
The designers received their trophies before keynote speaker architect James Carpenter at the prestigious Lighting Design Awards ceremony on Thursday 3 May at the London Hilton Park Lane. ‘The achievements of these outstanding young people – be they creative, academic or philanthropic – are phenomenal and the selection panel were incredibly impressed,’ said Ray Molony, chairman of the 40under40 international selection panel. ‘This year’s cohort are truly outstanding and it is set to make a huge contribution. This industry is in safe hands for the future’.
The 40under40 – in association with the global lighting brand Osram – was founded in 2016 to celebrate 40 years of the Lighting Design Awards and to create a mechanism so that the lighting industry could recognise and celebrate its emerging talent. The 2018 selectors are Suzanne Tillotson, founder of Tillotson Design Associates and current Lighting Designer of the Year; Kai Piippo, head of design at ÅF Lighting; Jill Entwistle, editor, Lighting magazine; Jason Vaughan, head of lighting solutions UK at Osram and Ray Molony, publisher, Lighting magazine.