THE LIGHTING industry’s premier event to celebrate and reward excellence in lighting has been rescheduled to the autumn due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Lighting Design Awards, now in its 45th year, will take place at the Troxy in east London on 22 September 2020.
Organisers say they made the decision to postpone the glittering gathering from its original date of 14 May after consultation with its stakeholders.
In a statement, they said: ‘’Despite strong support from our stakeholders the increasing level of uncertainty, travel bans and individual concerns due to coronavirus mean that would not be right to run the event in its traditional May date.
This week the Lighting Design Awards team will liaise with guests, speakers, sponsors and shortlisted companies and practices about arrangements for the new dates.
Table bookings will be automatically transferred over to the new date and guests will need to take no further action at this point.
‘It goes without saying and is well documented that these are unprecedented times,’ the statement continued.
‘Above all we are all human beings and so we very much would like to wish everyone and everyone’s families the very best. Our thoughts are with those who are directly affected by coronavirus’.
‘Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you to bring an even bigger and better Lighting Design Awards on 22nd September 2020 at The Troxy’.
The shortlist for this year’s Lighting Design Awards has been published. Projects up for awards include the Apple Store in New York, the English National Ballet building in east London, the Illuminated River project in London, the relighting of the Bund in Shanghai, the Address in Dubai and Norwich Cathedral.
Luminaires up for awards including the Blade R from iGuzzini, the Intono by Luce&LIght and the Xperi street light by Christian Flindt for Louis Poulsen.