LSBU students get the chance to shine at lighting exhibitionLondon South Bank University (LSBU) product design students, Andrew Hodgson and Luis Zayas, were invited to exhibit their innovative lighting systems at the final of Delight In Light, the Student Lighting Design Awards
The awards, held in partnership with The Lighting Industry Association, saw more than 10,000 online votes cast to decide which of seventy initial student entries would make the shortlist of ten, to be displayed at international design exhibition 100% Design 2013.
Andrew and Luis both made the final ten, and were invited to bring their lighting concepts to the exhibition. Luis' light, Wave, was inspired by sonic wave forms, and made from acrylic with colour changing LED lights.
Andrew's concept, Spine, took inspiration in both form and function from the human backbone to produce a flexible task light that gave all the adjustability of current lamps, but with a more fluid motion. Although neither student scooped the first prize, it was a great opportunity for them to promote their and LSBU's product design work, as well as to make industry contacts.
Robin Jones, Principal Lecturer in Engineering & Design at LSBU, says "We're very proud that Andrew and Luis made it this far in such a competitive competition. It's great to see LSBU students work getting recognised on such a prestigious level, and we look forward to seeing what they come up with in future."
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