The darc awards / decorative is a unique concept utilising mondo*arc and darc magazines’ reputation as being the most widely read and respected lighting design publications in the world.
With our database of over 5,000 international lighting design, interior design and architect practices we have created a unique opportunity to get every practice involved in the awards process.
The big difference with darc awards / decorative and other lighting and design awards is that the international design community will be invited to vote on their favourite projects and products via our specially developed darc awards website. One designer, one vote (you can’t vote for yourself, that would be silly!), making this the only peer-to-peer decorative lighting awards in the world.
All the projects and the companies who have submitted them will be present on the website in our darc directory so that, over time, the darc awards website becomes a comprehensive online lighting design resource that can be used by designers and clients alike for inspiration.
“Having been involved in many lighting awards programs over many years, this is a great opportunity to build on all of those experiences and to create a different version of celebrating the best of lighting design.”
Martin Lupton & Sharon Stammers, Light Collective
darc awards creative consultants
THE BEST USE OF DECORATIVE LIGHTING IN A RESIDENTIAL PROJECT
THE BEST USE OF DECORATIVE LIGHTING IN A WORKPLACE PROJECT
THE BEST USE OF DECORATIVE LIGHTING IN A HOTEL PROJECT
THE BEST USE OF DECORATIVE LIGHTING IN A LEISURE (BAR OR RESTAURANT) PROJECT
THE BEST USE OF DECORATIVE LIGHTING IN A RETAIL PROJECT
THE BEST DECORATIVE BESPOKE FIXTURE
THE BEST DECORATIVE PENDANT / CHANDELIER
THE BEST DECORATIVE WALL FIXTURE
THE BEST DECORATIVE FLOOR STANDING FIXTURE
THE BEST DECORATIVE TABLE STANDING FIXTURE
THE BEST DECORATIVE EXTERIOR FIXTURE
THE BEST LAMP FOR DECORATIVE FIXTURES
darc night, the darc awards / decorative event, will take place London in May 2017.
This will be an atmospheric party in a unique venue in London. Imagine light art, street food, lighting installations… this breaks all the awards rules and will be unlike any other awards ceremony to date. What’s more, there’s a free bar!
“The darc night concept is excellent because the projects will be assessed by a wide group of international independent lighting designers and established light artists. This will reflect a truly global opinion.”
Nick Hoggett, Partner, DPA Lighting Consultants
Anyone can enter an award, but wherever possible we strongly recommend that the principal lighting designer, interior designer or architect responsible for the lighting scheme compiles the entry.
For a project to be eligible for the darc awards / decorative it must have been completed after January 1st 2016 and before February 28th 2017. For a product to be eligible for the darc awards / decorative it must have been launched after January 1st 2016 and before March 31st 2017.
The Judging Process
Here’s the really exciting bit!
Continuing the peer-to-peer system used in the darc awards / architectural, every independent designer and architect will be encouraged to vote online for their favourite lighting schemes and products. It will be the Oscars of the lighting design profession!
What’s more, any independent designer and architect that votes will be entitled to a free invite to darc night (lighting suppliers will be subject to a charge).