Lighting competition student finalists to showcase their designs

Holloways of Ludlow are delighted to showcase five finalist lighting designs from the highly acclaimed 2014 Delight in Light national student competition, in their contemporary lighting showroom in March 2015, including two designs by NTU students.

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Geometric Pendant Lighting by Alison Smith

Holloways of Ludlow are delighted to showcase five finalist lighting designs, two of which are by former NTU students, from the highly acclaimed 2014 Delight in Light national student competition, organised by the Lighting Industry Association, in their contemporary lighting showroom in March 2015.

The Delight in Light competition, which aims to promote the very best in lighting design and is sponsored by Angelpoise, saw 64 entries whittled down to eight finalists, all of whom were invited to exhibit at 100% Design at Earls Court, London. Amongst those eight finalists were NTU's Oliver Hammond (BA (Hons) Furniture & Product Design) and Alison Smith (BA (Hons) Decorative Arts) who both graduated in 2014. Visitors to the show were asked to vote for their favourite design, and with over 2,000 votes taken, four entries were chosen to be in the public final.

Alison Smith succeeded in becoming one of the final four designers with her 'Geometric Pendants' design. Her striking pendants are a unique range that has been designed for bespoke city interiors, which support the current geometric trends. The lights have been inspired by the concept of perspective from exterior architecture, and how structure and form play an important role through city buildings. They are ideally displayed as a cluster of five and are a focal piece to be admired throughout public spaces – portraying beauty, power and strength within the design.

Fellow finalist, Oliver Hammond will display his contemporary table lamp design 'Mantis' which uses a clever tie-off system on the cord to provide variable angles of light dependent on the task or atmosphere. Inspired by modern architecture the Mantis lamp has a textured surface with a contrasting walnut and brass structure, priced at £300.

Both Alison's and Oliver's designs will be displayed in the window of Holloways of Ludlow's contemporary showroom, located on Shepherds Bush Road, London. The designs will also be profiled on the Holloways of Ludlow website, and selected lights will be available to buy in-store during the period of display.

Other students, now alumni from NTU who were also part of the Delight in Light 2014 competition were: Jemma Brown (BA (Hons) Decorative Arts), Mark Colliass (BA (Hons) Product Design), Elle Maxwell (BA (Hons) Decorative Arts), and Jinnie McNamee (BA (Hons) Product Design).

Find out more about how you can get involved in this year's competition. Deadline 1 August 2015.

Lighting competition student finalists to showcase their designs

Published on 23 January 2015
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment; School of Art & Design

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