Finalists Revealed for Inaugural LightFair Immersive Lighting Installations

Finalists Revealed for Inaugural LightFair Immersive Lighting Installations缩略图

After an extensive review of applications, LightFair and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) have meticulously chosen seven exhibitors to collaborate with New York-based lighting designers in crafting Circular Economy-themed Immersive Lighting Installations (ILIs). These installations are set to be a highlight among the numerous offerings at the LightFair Trade Show, scheduled for May 23-25, 2023, at the Javits Center in New York City.

Show director Dan Darby expressed enthusiasm, stating, “With tremendous interest from design-focused and innovative brands, we have nearly doubled the number of exhibitors selected for our first-ever Immersive Lighting Installations from our original plan. Seven ILIs mean seven opportunities for attendees to embark on an unforgettable, experiential journey of discovery, curated by brands and design firms that embody excellence.”

IALD members played a crucial role in pairing each of the seven brands with different New York-based lighting designers, taking into consideration project plans and design styles. The selected designer and brand pairs are as follows:

  1. Brian Stacy, ARUP Lighting Design with Casambi
  2. David Ghatan, CM Kling Dynamic Architectural Lighting Design with Boca Flasher
  3. Teal Brogden, HLB Lighting Design with Lumenpulse
  4. Carla Ross Allen, Fisher Marantz Stone with Focal Point Lights
  5. Suzan Tillotson, Tillotson Design Associates with Traxon e:cue
  6. Emad Hasan, The Lighting Practice with Cooledge Lighting
  7. Jack Bailey, One Lux Studio with Experience Brands

Each designer and brand pair will be tasked with creating unique installations within 400 square feet of exhibit space across the show floor. These ILIs will guide attendees through distinct journeys, utilizing innovative applications and installations of lighting products, brought to life by the original designs of each exhibitor/designer pair.

On the opening day of the Trade Show, May 23, a panel of judges from IALD will assess all seven installations for conceptual clarity, collaborative presentation, and thematic execution. A “Best Overall” winner will be announced, with prizes including a physical award, exposure in LightFair marketing, and a free 10-by-10-foot booth for the 2025 edition of LightFair for the winning exhibitor. The winning designer will receive a Diamond Pass for LightFair 2025, offering complimentary exhibition floor access and unlimited conference sessions.

Daily tours to each installation location will be available, and ILI presentations and winners will be revealed on Tuesday, May 23, at 5:00 PM in the IALD Designery, situated on the show floor within the Design Pavilion. The 2023 LightFair Trade Show and Conference will be dedicated to future-shaping innovations and an exceptional attendee experience centered around new product discovery, networking, and on-floor education, taking place from Sunday, May 21, through Thursday, May 25, at the Javits Center in New York City.