Press Release: [d]arc awards 2020 winners announced

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  • Date : May 2021
  • Type of Publishment : Digital

The design community once again came out in force to support the only peer-to-peer lighting design awards in the world and find out which studios had won in this year’s prestigious [d]arc awards. Over 1400 joined the online event across 4 days!

A massive 14,000 votes were cast in total while 297 project entries and 108 product entries were submitted. The 2020 entries came from all over the world, with 40 countries represented this year.

Awarded the coveted [d]arc awards ‘Best of the Best’ for 2020, was Acropolis of Athens and Monuments by Eleftheria Deko & Associates Lighting Design, which won the Structures – High Budget category. This award is given to the project that received the most amount of votes out of all the project category winners.

Acropolis Lights – the Audiovisual Launch Event by Eleftheria Deko & Associates Lighting Design also won this year’s [d]arc awards Event category, making it a triple win for the Greek lighting design studio!

Speaking with [d]arc media Managing Director Paul James, during the online awards ceremony, Lighting Designer Eleftheria Deko said of the win: “Oh wow! Thank you so much, I have to thank the voters and dedicate this award to my country and the Ancient Greeks. I need to thank my team, they are such great people and of course thank you to the Greek Ministry of Culture that trusted us and made it all possible. This is very moving, thank you!”

While the global pandemic saw the 2020 [d]arc awards move to an online stage for the first time, this didn’t stop the team making it a showstopper event. In the run up to the awards ceremony, registered attendees were given the added bonus of engaging once more with four days’ worth of online content from the 2020 [d]arc room: live stream – 47 presentations from over 50 expert speakers.

[d]arc media Managing Director, Paul James commented: “Whilst it was very sad that we couldn’t have a [d]arc awards party, we were blown away by the response to the online awards. It was amazing to see so many people tuning in from the international design community and to see people connecting on the platform from all over the world. Fingers crossed we can all get together to celebrate the winners and see the partner installations at the [d]arc night party in September.”

Covid restrictions permitting, [d]arc night will take place on 23 September 2020 at Magazine in London, as part of the Design London event during London Design Festival – an opportunity to celebrate the amazing achievements of the lighting design community, complete with light installations and more.

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[d]arc awards ‘Best of the Best’: Acropolis of Athens and Monuments, Greece by Eleftheria Deko & Associates Lighting Design

Places – High Budget: Norwich Cathedral, UK by Speirs Major
Places – Low Budget: The Copenhagen Panorama, Denmark by fortheloveoflight

Spaces – High: Magical Shores at Siloso, Singapore by Lighting Planners Associates
Spaces – Low: Santa Marina Hotel Welcoming Tunnel, Greece by ASlight

Structures – High: Acropolis of Athens and Monuments, Greece by Eleftheria Deko & Associates Lighting Design
Structures – Low: The Iron Bridge, UK by LPA Lighting

Art – High: Grow, Netherlands by Studio Roosegaarde
Art – Low: Search of the Glow, Taiwan by Ling-Li, Serendipity Studio
Art – Bespoke: Carousel of Light, Italy by Preciosa Lighting

Event: Acropolis Lights – Audiovisual Launch Event by Eleftheria Deko & Associates Lighting Design

Kit – Architectural Interior: Nano Tini by DGA
Kit – Architectural Exterior: minimumMAXIMUM by LAM32 Experience
Kit – Decorative: Coordinates by Flos designed by Michael Anastassiades
Kit – Technology: DALI Gateway by Casambi