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News Flash: Product Designer Of The Year shortlist announced

Posted on April 27 2017

In partnership with the Institution Of Lighting Professionals alongside the Society Of Light And Lighting, the Lighting Design Awards is an established calendar highlight for luxury lighting professionals across the UK. Attended by nearing 1000 people each year, the ceremony is a celebration of the boldest and most innovative work across the lighting industry for everyone from designers, through manufacturers, to clients.

The event has now announced the names to make the shortlist for the prestigious Product Designer Of The Year award.

Michael Anastassiades

A celebrated part of Flos Lighting's celebrated team, Michael Anastassiades was schooled in industrial design and engineering at London's Royal College of Art and Imperial College before he founded his London design studio in 1994. He is famed for his characteristic designs created with Flos Lighting.

Michael Anastassiades is particularly renowned for his lighting products, which comprise 80% of his studio's commissions. To bring these designs to life, he favours the use of shiny surfaces combined with simple geometric shapes like tubes, oblongs and spheres, and articulate architectural spaces. He often chooses reflective materials – such as mirrored glass and polished bronze – that appear to dematerialise his objects, to float independently, interacting with the space surrounding them.

Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison received a bachelor of design degree from Kingston School of Art in 1982. In 1984 he received a Berlin scholarship to study in Germany at the Hochschule der Künste. In 1985 he received his master's degree in design from the Royal College of Art. In 1986 he set up his office for design in London.

With his distinctly contemporary designs, Jasper Morrison is also famed for his design work with Flos Lighting.

Neil Poulton

Born in 1963, Neil Poulton is a Scottish product designer, based in Paris, France/ He is famed for his work specialising in the design of 'deceptively simple-looking mass-produced objects', and he has won numerous international design awards.

Neil Poulton is best known for his designs in the fields of technology and lighting design and is often associated with manufacturers LaCie, Artemide, Megalit and Atelier Sedap.

Marc Sadler

A previous winner of the Compasso D’Oro, Marc Sadler is already a prestigious name in the world of lighting design. He forged his reputation through his work with lighting giants Foscarini.

A designer of the highest calibre, Marc Sadler has worked a long time in the sports sector. Though this experience he has experimented with new materials and innovative production processes. Has also worked successfully in furnishing and consumer products.