For a second year, lighting manufacturer Golden Lighting has teamed up with Florida State University to host a collegiate level lighting design competition. Golden Lighting staff worked with FSU faculty members, Jill Pable and Maxim Nasab to teach undergraduate students the basics of lighting design. Students were prompted to use what they learned to design a bath vanity fixture with integrated LED technology.
Contestants were judged based on the creativity, functionality, and the marketability of their products. Golden Lighting’s design team named Pivot, by Katie Hall, as the competition’s winner.
“We would like to thank the students and staff of FSU’s Interior Architecture and Design Program,” says Danielle Dzurik, Creative Manager of Golden Lighting. “Ultimately, we chose Ms. Hall’s design because it carefully married creativity with function in a design that has mass appeal,” says Dzurik.
Hall’s design features a minimalistic model of two overlapping, elongated linear diffusers in white opal glass and a rich gold leaf finish. The name of the sconce comes from a pivot mechanism Hall designed which allows users to customize the look of the fixture by locking the front arm in place at any chosen angle.
Golden Lighting awarded a cash prize to first-place winner Katie Hall for her design, Pivot. Concept boards of all of the design contest entries were on display in Golden Lighting’s Dallas, Texas showroom for June 2018 Lightovation. Hall’s design will be prototyped and is scheduled to hang in the showroom with her concept board by next January.
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