The LIT Design Awards
By MALIA HULLFISH
Last month, the Farmani Group announced their recipients of the 2020 LIT Awards™. Headquartered in Los Angeles with 2 global offices in Budapest and Bangkok, the Farmani Group was founded in 1985 with the goal of discovering and promoting the world’s best photography, design, and architecture. In addition to LIT, they organize a number of awards throughout the year, including the International Design Awards (IDA), the DNA Paris Design Awards, and the International Photography Awards ™.
The Lit Awards™ were created in 2017 to honor lighting product designers and lighting implementers across the globe for their creativity and innovation. Believing that lighting is both an art and a science, the Farmani Group seeks to award those that show they can skillfully fuse the two. Every year, 5 awards are given out: Lifetime Achievement, Lighting Designer of the Year, Lighting Product Design of the Year, Emerging Lighting Designer of the Year, and Emerging Lighting Product Design of the Year.
Lifetime Achievement Both Sally Storey and Wout Van Bommel received Lifetime Achievement awards this year. The Design Director of both Lighting Design International and John Cullen Lighting, Storey earned this awards for her lengthy and successful career in lighting design. Storey founded Lighting Design International in 1986, assembling a first-rate team of professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds, including engineering, theatre design, and architecture. Wout Van Bommel and Sally Storey
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