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Announcing the Winners of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On June 17, 2011 @ 6:44 pm In Announcements,Bright Ideas,carousel showcase,Features,Green Design Competitions,Green Lighting | 8 Comments

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GRAND PRIZE WINNER – ED CHEW’S TETRA PAK LAMP! [7]

We guess hard work really does pay off because all those nights that designer Edward Chew [7] spent cutting box drink cartons into hundreds of strips and folding them into pieces to create his beguiling Tetra Pak lamp [8] have landed him the grand prize in the Bright Ideas Lighting Competition [7]! Not only is the Tetra Pak Lamp [7] absolutely breathtaking to behold, it’s also a fabulously creative example of upcycled design and craftsmanship – it was even assembled without the use of any adhesives!

Ed Chew’s Tetra Pak lamp [7] was a clear standout in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition [3] for its inspired use of materials and amazing craftsmanship; the designer painstakingly cut, folded and assembled hundreds of Tetrapak containers into this flawlessly geometric lamp. This is a shining example of upcycled design that is so professional and well-executed that you can’t tell it is made out of junk – but once you realize this, the story becomes even more impressive.”
- Jill Fehrenbacher [9], Editor-in-Chief, Inhabitat.com

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READERS’ CHOICE WINNER – CAROLYN JOAN LAU’S NOURISHMENT LAMP [10]

The people have spoken and Carolyn Joan Lau’s Nourishment Lamp [10] was their clear choice to take the cake in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition [3]. Although this beautiful lamp is made of banal upcycled household materials like used Yakult yogurt bottles and plastic ties, the end result is a glowing work of art [10] that inspires as it illuminates.

“Looks so glam and out of this world- can’t believe it is made from plastic bottles. Kudos on such a creative design- you’ve certainly got my vote!” – Sarah Chew

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THIRD PLACE WINNER – SHAY ALKALAY & YAEL MER’S PINHA LAMP [11]

The simple and elegant Pinha lamp [11] by Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer grabbed the judges’ attention with its clever cork multi-use design. Because of the material used, this adorable pendant lamp [11] can be easily customized by fastening a paper shade to the base using a pin.

“It has the best realized form (riffing on Alvar Aalto’s beehive pendant) and offers the end user a great deal of flexibility – It really seems like its ready to become a product already.”
- Sam Grawe [12], Editor-in-Chief of Dwell Magazine [13]

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RUNNER UP – ANDREA CARVAJAL’S BLOWFISH LAMP [14]

Inspired by the form of the blowfish, Andrea Carvajal’s Fugu lamp [14] captivated readers with its mesmerizing circles of light. Made out of refurbished scientific test tubes, the resulting geometic light fixture [14] is a modern and playful addition to any room.

“I love it! I get a very nice calming energy when I look at this design. It makes me feel like I’m actually all alone under the sea. Great!” – Sheila Arocha

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RUNNER UP – GILLES EICHENBAUM’S COFFEE POT LAMP [16]

Instead of discarding this old coffee pot [16], designer Gilles Eichenbaum [16] took it and transformed it into an original, illuminated piece of art. The Coffee Pot Lamp [16]‘s creative example of adaptive reuse won it a spot as a runner up in the Bright Ideas Lighting Competition [3].

“While I loved several of the designs, I just had to vote for this one. I appreciate the way this takes objects that were once beloved and makes them beautiful and relevant once again. Poetic, indeed.” – Beth Larsen

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RUNNER UP – PIERRE OSPINA’S BLOSSOM BULBS [17]

Pierre Ospina [17]‘s Blossom Bulbs [17] were a Bright Ideas judge [5] favorite thanks to their creative form and nature-mimicking buds of light. Made from recycled rubber tire linings, the branch-like fixtures are fitted with LED bulbs and can be installed in patches to creates forests of illumination.

“I saw these lamps a while back and LOVE them! What a wonderful idea and great execution! These would be beautiful in so many different applications. I am hoping that the aluminum tube is also a reused material since that is the bulk of the lamp. I love the texture that the rubber provides! Great job.” – Kim Wike

Congratulations to all the winners of the Bright Ideas Competition [3], and thank you to everyone who participated in this fun design contest. We were thoroughly impressed with the work submitted and hope we’ve been able to shed a light on the beauty of LED technology.

+ Read about all of our Bright Ideas Finalists [18]


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[3] Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/

[4] Philips Lighting: http://bit.ly/jBoDGo

[5] judges: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/judges/

[6] $1,800 in cash prizes : http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/prizes/

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/edward-chews-tetra-pak-origami-lamps/

[8] Tetra Pak lamp: http://inhabitat.com/edward-chew-creates-stunning-geometric-lamps-from-recycled-tetra-paks/

[9] Jill Fehrenbacher: http://inhabitat.com/author/jill

[10] Image: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/glowing-nourishment-lamp-made-from-plastic-bottles/

[11] Image: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/pinha-lamp-introduces-personalized-approach-to-lighting/

[12] Sam Grawe: http://www.dwell.com/people/sam-grawe.html

[13] Dwell Magazine : http://www.dwell.com/

[14] Image: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/fugu-inspired-blowfish-lamp-creates-hypnotic-circles-of-light/

[15] Image: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/glowing-schilthorn-transforms-an-old-coffee-pot-into-a-lamp

[16] RUNNER UP – GILLES EICHENBAUM’S COFFEE POT LAMP: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/glowing-schilthorn-transforms-an-old-coffee-pot-into-a-lamp/

[17] Image: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/pierre-ospinas-blossom-bulbs/

[18] + Read about all of our Bright Ideas Finalists: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=bright+ideas

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