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Bright Spark: 40 Under 40

Posted on May 31 2017

The 40 Under 40 Awards are presented at the Lighting Design Awards every year, celebrating the new generation of luxury lighting design talent as it emerges. 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.”

Armed with the unparalleled breadth of technology and able to instantly draw on unlimited inspiration, the people awarded with the 40 Under 40 Award are raising the bar on the creativity and quality of projects across the world.

The 40 individuals are selected as representatives of this new generation and ambassadors for their industry. All are outstanding young people with much to contribute. Their mission is to take the craft forward in the twenty-first century, and to build on the work of the pioneers who created the profession and achieved recognition for it in previous decades.

Get to know the 40 Under 40 for 2017 as they accept their awards in the video below.