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Bright Sparks: 40 Under 40 announce 2017 names

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Every year the luxury lighting industry celebrates how far it has come and how far it is continuing to innovate and expand. This celebration is perhaps most apparent at the Lighting Design Awards. Every year they look towards and celebrate the future by naming 40 individuals under 40 years old who demonstrate the promise that will see the lighting industry pioneer on.

These 40 names are the ones to watch in lighting design, the ones most likely to innovate and create, to lead the industry forward into the future.

The 20 males and 20 females who make this list hail from all over the world. “The achievements of these millennials – be they creative, academic or philanthropic – are phenomenal and the selection panel were incredibly impressed,” the chairman of the 40 Under 40 international selection panel enthused. ‘This year’s cohort are truly outstanding and it is set to make a huge contribution. This industry is in safe hands for the future.”

The names included in the 40 Under 40 list this year can be found below.

  • Ali Berkman – ONOFF Lighting Design Studio
  • Alkestie Skarlatou -GIA Equation
  • Alvin Cousins – SEAM Design
  • Anna Rodionova – NDYLIGHT
  • Anna Sandgren – Nulty+
  • Anna Tomschik – Light Bureau
  • Arianna Ghezzi – Ideaworks
  • Brienne Willcock – Illuminart
  • Carlijn Timmermans – C.Light.Wise
  • Darcie Chinnis – Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
  • Dr Daria Casciani – Politecnico di Milano
  • Darío Gustavo Núñez Salazar – Verkís Consulting Engineers
  • David Ghatan – CM Kling + Associates
  • Dr. Amardeep M. Dugar – Lighting Research & Design
  • Emad Hasan – The Lighting Practice
  • Erin Slaviero – Elektra lighting
  • Faith Jewell – Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
  • Faraz Izhar – KEO International Consultants
  • Gabriel Vinagre – Luminarama Lighting Design
  • Gary Thornton – Neolight Global
  • Golsana Heshmati – Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
  • Graham Rollins – Lighting Design International
  • Gu Bing – Beijing GALA Lighting Design Studio
  • James Sherman – Foster + Partners
  • Juan Felipe Rivera T. – Licht 01 Lighting Design
  • Korhan Sisman – Planlux
  • Landon K. Roberts – eSquared Lighting
  • Laura Bayliss – Light Artist
  • Luca Salas Bassani Antivari – LSBA Studio
  • Magdalena Gomez – Elektra Lighting
  • Nitika Agrawal – AECOM
  • Panos Andrikopoulos – UCL Institute of Sustainable Heritage / ACT Lighting Design
  • Paul Ehlert – Lichtkompetenz
  • Rachel Gibney – Available Light
  • Romano Baratta – Romano Baratta Lighting Studio
  • Shu Jiang – Auerbach Glasow Lighting Design
  • Sophia Klees – jack be nimble
  • Stephen Kaye – Mulvey & Banani Lighting
  • Tina Wikström – School of Engineering, Jönköping University
  • Tulin Kori – GIA Equation