The winners of the international Design Plus competition powered by Light + Building have been announced by the competition’s jury of experts. Four pendant lights are receiving the coveted ‘Best Of’ award from Design Plus, along with a smoke detector.
The competition awards innovative products which meet the highest standards of design, ease of use, sustainability and technical quality; the jury also homed in on originality, a clear formal design language, and the ability of the products to create a particular atmosphere in a room.
Best Of winners:
A total of 177 products from 126 businesses in 24 countries were submitted; of those, 34 received a Design Plus Award. They include new types of luminaires, self-illuminating glass, a wall box for charging electric cars, and invisible electric plugs.
We were also impressed by a product that didn’t make the Best Of list (it was only awarded a Winner title) – LightGlass, the first system of self-illuminating glass panels to be industrially available for the world market.
When switched off, LightGlass looks like ordinary glass; when switched on it becomes a full-surface light source, glare-free and dimmable, availanle in Brilliant White, Tunable (HCL), and Rainbow (RGB-B). More here.
Design Plus powered by Light + Building is organised by Messe Frankfurt and the German Design Council. All the prize winners will be shown from 8 to 13 March at Light + Building, Hall 1.2; the prizegiving will also take place there, on the first day of the exhibition.
The Design Plus jury:
- Sebastian Brink, managing director of Carl Prediger GmbH
- Stefan Hillenmayer, director of ID realisation, designaffairs GmbH
- Oliver Jahn, editor-in-chief of AD Architectural Digest
- Julia Knaak, architect, executive of the Sauerbruch Hutton Group
- Sandra Rohlf, project director for light planning at the Schatte Group
More information about the exhibition is www.light-building.com.