10 Amazing Lamps from Vancouver’s International Lighting Design Competition

Get ready for some serious lighting envy…


The Lighting Architecture Movement Project (LAMP) has just announced the finalists from their fourth annual International Lighting Design Competition. The top 10 lamps were chosen from over 132 submissions worldwide, from 80 cities and 27 countries. Matthew Kennedy is representing both BC and Canada with his submission, Diaphanous.

Just in time for those dark fall evenings (and afternoons), LAMP will be hosting an exhibit featuring 20 original jury-selected lighting entries from around the world. The exhibit runs from November 4 to 6 (entry is by donation only) at Jan Kath Studio in East Vancouver.

The winners of the competition will be announced the morning of November 3, followed by an opening party later that night. Come celebrate with the winners and get up close and personal with some world-class designs. Opening night tickets must be purchased in advance through LAMP’s website. Until then, you check out the top 10 finalists below. Hopefully they brighten your day…

  1. Black Hole Lamp by Dario Narvaez + Anthony Baxter from New York, NY, USABlack Hole Lamp by Dario Narvaez + Anthony Baxter - New York
  2. Bow Shock Pendant by Thomas Purdy from Philadelphia, PA, USABow Shock Pendant by Thomas Purdy from Philadelphia
  3. Brighten Up (Sun behind clouds) by Tomas Schats from Schiedam,
    NetherlandsBrighten Up by Tomas Schats from Schiedam-2
  4. Diaphanous by Matthew Kennedy from Chilliwack, BC, CanadaDiaphanous by Matthew Kennedy fromChilliwack
  5. Jax Lighting System by Mark Kinsley from Chicago, IL, USAJax Lighting System by Mark Kinsley from Chicago
  6. Little Zig by Eve Fineman from Chicago, IL, USALittle Zig by Eve Fineman Chicago
  7. Orion by Aaron Colfer from Bristol, United KingdomOrion by Aaron Colfer from Bristol-2
  8. Ramus by Alex Brown from Bentleigh East, Victoria, AustraliaRamus by Alex Brown from Bentleigh East
  9. Stellar by Bekir Kelceoglu from Guilford, CT, USAStellar by Bekir Kelceoglu from Guilford
  10. Synodic Sconce by Neal Aronowitz Portland, OR, USA

Synodic Sconce by Neal Aronowitz from Portland Established in 2013, L A M P is run by Vancouver founders Annika Hagen and Nicole Fox. L A M P allows designers, architects, and those with an appreciation for design to be part of a growing must-see exhibition that connects the local community with dynamic design. Now in its fourth year, L A M P looks forward to growing into an internationally recognizable institution for creative minds to showcase their designs.

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