Introduction and the purpose of the competition
The aim of the competition is to design a luminaire or luminaire system for general lighting in commercial spaces. The main purpose of the luminaire is to illuminate rooms in various types of buildings and spaces (restaurants, hotels, lobbies, reception desks, conference rooms, public buildings, showrooms, galleries, etc.)
The designer should take into account not only the visual effect, impression and lighting function, but also the safety of use related to the distribution of the luminous flux as well as resulting from the electric power supply. The project requires a general explanation of the principle of construction and operation.
The competition is organized by the Polish Association of Lighting Industry in cooperation with the Agencja SOMA – the organizer of the International Trade Show Light, and the Silesian studios: Goczołowie Architekci Studio Autorskie and OVO Grąbczewscy Architekci.
In the upcoming edition, KANLUX is the Competition Sponsor.
The industry patronage over the competition is held by the Faculty of Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, the Faculty of Architecture of the Gdańsk University of Technology.
The media patronage was taken by the following portals: InfoArchitekta.pl, Architekturaibiznes.pl.
The selection of the winners is in the hands of the Competition Jury. It was composed for years of well-known and respected architects and designers as well as lighting specialists.
The following persons took part in the deliberations of the Competition Jury:
Architect Beata Goczoł –Goczołowie Architects
Architect Oskar Grąbczewski –OVO Grąbczewscy Architects Studio
Artist, designer, architect Maciej Jurkowski-Lukas
Prof. Wojciech Wybieralski – Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
Prof. Michał Stefanowski – Head of the Design Department at the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
Representative of company KANLUX
Laureate / laureates of the 1st PRIZE of the previous edition of the competition
and as a lighting expert:
Marek Orłowski – Polish Association of Lighting Industry