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LUMIMORPHOSIS Video


Judges

Jane Slade, Speclines
Ian Mueller, IKMueller Architecture & Studio
Russell Greenberg, RUX Studios / Stickbulb
Paula Martinez Nobles, Fisher Marantz Stone
Ilva Dodaj, Domingo Gonzalez Associates



Student Competition Committee

Co-Chairs:
Brigid Hardiman, Lightcraft
John Delfino, Available Light

Board Advisor:
Shaun Fillion, NYSID | RAB Lighting

Founding Advisor:
Randy Sabedra, RS Lighting Design

Members:
Joseph Belfer
, Cerberus Consulting
David del Rosario, WSP USA
Rinkinson Gohel, Bliss Fasman Inc
Steven Greenberg, ROYGBIV, Inc.
Linda Leconte, Edison Price Lighting
Kass Negash, W. Allen Engineering PLLC
Craig Young, Ventresca Lighting Designers


 

Winners of The 2020 New York City Student Lighting Competition

 


 

Grand Prize Winner
Brendan Dimmig

Since 2000, the IESNYC has invited students from New York City Art and Design schools to participate in a city wide design competition. The competition empowers students to explore light as an art form, demonstrate light as a stimulus, and prove light as a valuable medium.

Every year, students in lighting, architecture, interior design, art, product design, photography and electrical engineering programs have submitted projects, resulting in a diverse showcase of ideas and interpretations on a single theme.

In an ever-expanding universe, light connects and unifies. Beneath the sun’s rays, plants feed, flourish, grow; moonlight guides baby turtles safely from their nests to the sea. Yet, the sun’s harsh rays can burn and blind and moonlight creates space in darkness for danger. Humanity balances between natural and electric light, creating a complex and ever-evolving entropic relationship. Light illuminates our lives but hides our skies; it causes us to evolve, flourish, and decay. This year’s theme, LUMIMORPHOSIS, challenged students to create a 3-dimensional study that utilizes light to capture the competition’s theme.

Participating Schools
Fordham University, New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Parsons New School for Design, Pratt Institute

 


Congratulations to all our 2020 Winners!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Project Title: Meadow Full of Stars

Brendan Dimmig
Industrial Design, Pratt Institute 
Instructor: Hannah Berkin-Harper

 

 

SECOND PLACE

Project Title: The Lotus Root

Seokhun You
Industrial Design, Pratt Institute 
Instructor: Hannah Berkin-Harper

 


THIRD PLACE

Project Title: Solitary Rock

Shi Yan
Interior Design, Parsons the New School
Instructor: Derek Porter

 

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Project Title: Star Fruit

Taeyeon Song, Robyn Bohn, Hsin-Ying Huang, and Katrina Matejcik
Lighting Design, Parsons the New School
Instructor: Derek Porter

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Jiaman Li
Lighting Design, Parsons the New School
Instructor: Derek Porter

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Project Title: Quantum Turbulence

Eleanor Watson
Industrial Design, Pratt Institute
Instructor: Willy Schwenzfeier

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Project Title: Sun, Candlelight, and Light Bulb

Minwoo Park
Industrial Design, Pratt Institute
Instructor: Hannah Berkin-Harper

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Project Title: The Vanished

Congyu Huang
Industrial Design, Pratt Institute
Instructor: Willy Schwenzfeier





Keynote Speaker Jane Slade

Jane is the Specification Sales Manager for Speclines in Massachusetts. Slade is a recent Richard Kelly Grant recipient for her explorations into the social and emotional impacts of light, through her work in creating lighting fixtures from waste materials in India, and through art installations focused on manipulating emotional experiences with light and color. Slade is a member of the IES Committee for Outdoor Environmental Lighting. She is also an artist utilizing light as a medium, and a yoga teacher in her home city, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

 


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About the IESNYC Student Competition

The IESNYC Student Lighting Competition is dedicated to our founder, Patricia DiMaggio. As an NYC educator and past president of IESNYC, we uphold Patricia’s goals of education, community, and friendly competition. Having grown from 8 students in 2000 to over 200 students today, it is a legacy which will continue to grow with all your support.

One of the goals of the IESNYC is to promote education and greater awareness about the importance of lighting and the Student Competition is one of the contributors towards these efforts. Since 2000, they have invited students from New York City Art and Design schools to participate in a city wide design competition. The competition empowers students to explore light as an art form, demonstrate light as a stimulus, and prove light as a valuable medium. Every year, students in lighting, architecture, interior design, art, product design, photography and electrical engineering programs have submitted projects, resulting in a diverse showcase of ideas and interpretations on a single theme. The IESNYC Student Competition has been incorporated into the curriculum lighting classes in several area schools and has piqued an interest in lighting design of close to a thousand design students to date.