The Student Lighting Designer for 2011 is….

This competition allows students to gain valuable knowledge about the lighting industry, whilst using their creative skills to develop new lighting products. Sponsored by a number of big industry names, ACID, Anglepoise, Citizen, Dar Lighting Ltd, OSRAM, Toshiba and The Lighting Association.


The Student Lighting Design Awards are one of the highlights of our year. Industry can see which way the next generation of designers are planning to take us and students get to mix with potential employers. There is no substitute for this creative interaction, which year on year brings us ever improving designs and technical competencePeter Hunt LA Chief Executive.

10 finalists were chosen and working prototypes were presented to a panel of esteemed Judges.

Award Name Design Type University
Student Lighting Designer James Melia Kink Table Nottingham Trent University
Second Gregg Parsell Origin Pendant Nottingham Trent University
Third Sam Aylott MEC Table Nottingham Trent University
Best Flatwork Chris Webb Measures of Light Wall Coventry University
Highly Commended Mark McDonnell AirLight Table Ravensbourne College
of Design and Communication
Finalist Edward Holt Wilite Wall Sheffield Hallam University
Jason Taylor Black Orchid Light Table Ravensbourne College
of Design and Communication
Joe White Alice Table Nottingham Trent University
Kanako Anahara This is not Jelly Table Nottingham Trent University
Nicholas Lerwill ARC Table Northumbria University

The awards were presented by Peter Hunt from the Lighting Association and BBC Breakfast’s Bill Turnbull.

Judges Name Company Judges Name Company
Peter Hunt Lighting Association Vic Harasimow Toshiba
David Ellis Osram Ltd Nic Mallinson LIF
Nicola McGuirk Dar Lighting Ltd Fiona Elliott Elliott Associates
Simon Terry Anglepoise Ivan Hayward Ivan Hayward
Steve Marsh Citizen  

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