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balance and the lighting architecture movement project

L A M P, or Lighting Architecture Movement Project, aims to introduce a broader audience to lighting design while promoting and connecting emerging talents to new markets.

Lighting Architecture Movement Project

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Boom by Stickbulb by RUX Studios | Available in 4 sizes, Boom is an LED fixture made from sustainably sourced or reclaimed wood and a cast brass joint. Wood types available: Maple, American Walnut, Ebonized Oak, reclaimed Heart Pine, reclaimed Water Tower Redwood, and Custom. Metal available: Polished Brass and Custom.

Designers receive a thematic word to interpret in their own way and have nine months to conceptualize their design for the judging process. The 2017/2018 theme: Balance.

Finding Balance

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EastWest Light by Ákos Huber from Kecskemet, Hungary

The competition is separated into three categories: Established, Emerging, and Student categories.

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OVO by Adrian Fisher from Vancouver, BC, Canada | The symmetrical design culminates in a physically balanced luminaire made from contrasting materials with an environmental conscience. Design objectives included the utilization of unique materials to create a production-ready light fixture while balancing social and environmental responsibilities.

Established designers–whose lighting is shown here–have had an established career for more than three years.

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L n°004 by Pierric De Coster from Antwerp, Belgium | The weight of the lamp searches for the centre of gravity and determines the position, giving the lamp a certain lightness and elegance. By using aluminum in its natural colour–finely sanded and treated with natural wax–the tight shapes are given extra warmth and texture.

The lighting is judged on its interpretation of the balance theme, as well as on aesthetics, marketability, and innovation.

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Mito by Tom Fereday from Melbourne, Australia, and Rakumba Lighting | The Mito lighting series was designed to celebrate the natural beauty and character of raw materials. Minimal in design, Mito juxtaposes precision manufacturing techniques with natural hand finished timber and stone to create a truly sculptural light.

The winners will be announced September 18, 2018, at IDS Vancouver.

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Portal by Mark Kinsley from Chicago, IL, USA | Precariously balancing two surfaces, wall and floor, Portal is neither sconce nor floor lamp, and yet it is also curiously both. The elongated form and reflective, polished brass core nod to the mirror as a literary object of magic, a portal to other worlds. Like our own world, Portal finds stasis in polarity.

Review all the finalists of the international Lighting Architecture Movement Project here. Take a look and pick your favourites.

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