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Call for entries: International Lighting Design Index 2010

Date uploaded: March 17, 2009

The International Lighting Design Index will collect the innovators and leading heads together with their current projects to present the trends driven by contemporary technology.

Markus Helle, editor in chief and editor of the journal Highlight and Helmut M. Bien, curator of the Luminale – Biennale of lighting culture, are collaborating with the publishers Avedition (publishers of the Trade Fair Design Annual). They want to create an index that will allow the light industry, contractors, project developers, local councils, landscape planners and interior designers, scenographers and design agencies to find interesting project partners.

There is currently no such international work of reference that addresses both designers and architects. The international distribution by Avedition via the book trade, attendance at specialist trade fairs and direct mailing will guarantee that the International Lighting Design Index reaches a wide specialist international audience. A PR campaign in specialist media will support the publication.

Participation / Criteria

For inclusion in the International Lighting Design Index, to be published in English by Avedition and presented at the 2009 Frankfurt International Book Fair, projects are sought in the field of lighting design that are extraordinary in terms of content or design and/or technically and socially innovative, primarily stemming from the years 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Selection for inclusion will require a high level of design and artistic quality, but also public acclaim in the press or with international judging panels. Projects which have aroused controversy and have turned the spotlight on new trends are also more than welcome.

With a view to creating a user friendly index, the work of each design studio or team (light planner, light designer, architects, design agencies and artists) will be presented with a current project.

No costs / free copy

No costs of any kind will be incurred in connection with participation in the first issue. Equally only image and text materials that are free of charge will be accepted. After publication, you will receive a free copy of the book and the opportunity to order further copies at a special price.


Follow this link for more information and to download the application form as a pdf document(82 KB)

International Lighting Index 2010

International Lighting Index 2010