A Bright Light on the Horizon..

John Etherington accepting his awardACID’s Trade Association Partner, the Lighting Association (LA), recently held their Gala Awards Night at Stratford Manor, Warwickshire.  ACID was sponsoring the awards along with other well known names such as Philips, Osram, The Energy Saving Trust, Spearmark and ACID Members Dar Lighting.  The after dinner speaker was the former MP and TV celebrity Gyles Brandreth whose speech was full of LA Member in- jokes and was extremely cleverly worded and performed.  For the first time ever, ACID supplied an intellectual property questionnaire to the LA to incorporate into the judging process and this section was marked by Peter Hunt, CEO of the LA.  ACID also offered 6 free 1 year memberships of ACID together with Safe Pitch Kits containing legal agreements and advice to set the new designers on the right road when striking commercial arrangements with prospective manufacturers.

Again, the standard was very high this year with the overall winner, John Etherington (above left) from Nottingham Trent University reigning supreme with his beautifully crafted ARC table lamp.  An interesting piece of work from Joseph Roberts from Aston University, Sputnik, an orb which traversed a metal arc and was multi positional, took second place with third place being filled by RCA’s Chris Taylor and his innovative Stem Light.  The Children’s sector was won by a partnership of Lise Carrillo & Marie Bachoc who joined forces at Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design to produce the child-friendly Buddylight.  The best flatwork section was awarded to Catherine Bailey, another Nottingham Trent University student, for her Mr. and Mrs. design.

The prestigious Phillips Award went to two new talents, Isabel Heubl of the University of Falmouth with her egg-shaped Rocky design and Charles Jarrett from Coventry University with his unbelievable Pouring Light ceiling lamp. The range of different University courses which the students attended was heartening as it showed that innovation can come from many areas and still be adapted for a particular industry.

The presentations were made by Gyles Brandreth, Rune Marki of Osram and Jonathan Lucas, President of the Lighting Association and Managing Director of ACID Member Elstead Lighting.

Full Results Below.

Student Lighting Designer of the Year 2010
John Etherington
University: Nottingham Trent University
Course: Product Design

2nd Place
Joseph Roberts
University: Aston University
Course: Industrial Product Design

3rd Place
Chris Taylor
University: Royal College of Art
Course: Ceramics & Glass

Children’s Student Lighting Designer of the Year
Lise Carrillo & Marie Bachoc
University: Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design
Course: MA Industrial Design

Philips Award 2010
Isabel Heubl
University: University College Falmouth
Course: 3D Design

Runner Up Philips Award 2010
Charles Jarrett
University: Coventry University
Course: Industrial Product Design

Best Flatwork
Catherine Bailey
University: Nottingham Trent University
Course: BA Furniture & Product Design

Peter Hunt – Lighting Association
Ivan Hayward – Ivan Hayward
Nicola McGuirk – Dar Lighting Ltd
Fiona Elliott – Elliott Associates
James Russil – Energy Saving Trust Ltd
Nic Mallinson – LIF
David Ellis – Osram Ltd
Simon Farmer – Spearmark International Ltd

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