ONE FOR LIGHT, LIGHT FOR ALL
CLUE Edition 03 received 331 projects from 64 different countries. Made up of 7 international members, the jury awarded 3 prizes to the most creative projects. Here are this year's winners:
PROJECT NAME : Shape-Shifting Lights
NAME OF WINNERS : Mina Saadatfard, Zahra Haghi, Hamid Peyro
COUNTRY : Iran
ONE FOR LIGHT, LIGHT FOR ALL
Even as technology keeps advancing, in lighting as in other fields, the world we live in becomes ever more homogenized. The techniques at our disposal (LED lighting, control over intensity or color, preprogrammed lighting schemes, etc...) give us the feeling of a personalized environment, but only within the limits of our own private space. Everyone can live this experience—at home. But when we cross the threshold of our front door, what happens then?
With this in mind, how can we extend the personalization of our private space to our public spaces? One of many examples: it’s now easy to translate, in an instant, any web page into our own language, while others can translate the exact same page into theirs—without affecting anyone else’s reading. How can this personalization of the virtual world be implemented in the physical world, through lighting? Short of having a drone following our every move, how can personalized lighting help us to live side by side, or improve the society in which we must live together? In what ways could individuals control this lighting, and how can we each live our own experience without disrupting others or creating social chaos?
For this third edition of the CLUE competition, candidates are invited to reflect on these questions. Proposals should suit the context of a public space—interior or exterior—and should answer a social need while improving quality of life and having a positive impact on the community, all through the personalization of lighting. There are no budgetary or technological limitations, and candidates are given carte blanche to present inventive lighting solutions. Proposals will be evaluated on the relevance and the originality of their approach.
The CLUE budget has a Travel Stipend to send the 1st prize winner to attend LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) - to be held in Philadelphia PA, USA , May 7– 11, 2017 - in the amount of $2,000. If the laureate (or if a Team, one person to be selected) is available and able to attend the show they will need to follow the suggested travel reimbursement guidelines where an estimate is required after they have received their prize money. CLUE will reimburse the winner of these travel costs –Air-fare, lodging and LFI registration - Laureate will then need to submit receipts of these estimated-approved travel expenses in order to be reimbursed – Note that in no manner is CLUE prepaying or making any travel arrangements - The laureate will need to incur these travel costs and then submit for reimbursement after estimate approval
Koen De Winter
With formal training in both ceramic technology and industrial design, Koen De Winter has had a long and varied career for companies including Axis Lighting, Volvo, and plastics manufacturer Rosti/Mepal. Some of his product designs are now in the permanent collection of MOMA in New York and other museum collections on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1979, he moved to Canada where he became Vice President of Design for Danesco Inc. and a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Since 1990 his design office HippoDesign Inc. has developed products for a large number of Canadian, American, and European companies. His lighting fixtures have earned him a Canada Design Award and two Best of Canada Design Awards, as well as invitations to speak about his work across North America. He was also awarded Product of the Year (Frankfurt), the “Prix Hommage” at the Grands Prix du Design, and the prestigious Henry van de Velde award (Belgium). Upon retirement he co-founded a ceramics studio called Atelier Orange.
De Winter was formerly a member of the board of the Conseil des Métiers d’art du Québec and President of the Canadian Industrial Designers Association; currently, he serves as President of the crafts commission and a member of the board of SODEC.
Director of Education
IES (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America)
Tom Butters is an award-winning lighting educator and presenter with a passion for people-first lighting design. After completing his formal training in film production at John Abbott College, Butters has been in the lighting industry in one form or another since 1986. He was recently hired as the Director of Education for the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Previously, he worked at the Canlyte/Philips Lighting Concept Centre in Toronto first as Senior Manager, Lighting Education, and then as Director, in which role he oversaw all aspects of the facility. He has been a frequent guest speaker and has made numerous and varied lighting application presentations for IDC, OAA, AAA, ARIDO, and the IES, as well as giving regular seminars at the Philips Lighting Concept Centre since 2000.
Butters is the immediate Past President of the Toronto Section of the IES. He also received the IES Toronto Mentorship Award in 2011 and the prestigious G. G. Cousins Award from IES Toronto in 2015. His formal education includes studies at the Light and Health Institute of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Marketing Management Certificate from the Schulich School of Business, York University.
Director of Design
Cynthia Savard-Saucier has made it her mission to figure out how human beings think, interact, and connect with each other, and has become in the process a specialist in communication technologies. An Industrial Design graduate from the Université de Montréal, she won the 2010 RAÉDIUM prize for Chouette!, a communication platform that strengthens intergenerational relationships, from preschoolers to seniors, through the poetry of play and light.
Since joining the team at Shopify, Savard-Saucier has brought her creativity to large-scale projects. She has developed a special skill for creating intelligent emotional connections between companies and their users, while also employing her talents for strategy, usability, and problem solving. She is renowned as an expert in the design of multi-platform interfaces.
In addition to her role with Shopify, Savard-Saucier acts as a mentor for startups and is often invited to speak at events around the world, including TedX Youth Montreal, Creative Mornings, USI, Infopresse, Webin, WAQ, UX Masterclass, and Webcom. With her trademark playful style, she relays both her passion and her perspective: that user-centred design is a reality, not wishful thinking.
Editor in Chief
Elizabeth Donoff is Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Lighting (AL), which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016. In 2015, AL was the recipient of B2B Journalism’s highest honor, the Neal Award, and was also recognized in the category of Best Media Brand for Overall Editorial Excellence. Donoff has been with the publication since 2003, but prior to her entry into design journalism she worked in several New York City architectural offices. This experience included working at FXFOWLE, where she was part of the project teams for the Reuters Building at 3 Times Square and the New York Times Headquarters. She has presented at a number of lighting industry conferences and tradeshows including Lightfair and the IALD’s Annual Enlighten Conference. In 2009, the IES New York City Section honored her with its Brilliance Award for dedicated service and contribution to the New York City lighting community. Donoff received her Bachelor of Arts from Bates College and her Master of Architecture degree from the School of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis.
Head of Design
Pierre-Yves Panis is a design expert with 25 years of professional design practice dedicated to championing the smart and efficient use of design in both emerging economies and world-leading business contexts. Before taking on corporate jobs in the US and in France, he spent nearly a decade promoting and leveraging the use of design in the developing world, particularly in the informal sector economy. In 1990, he founded Design Co Operation (DCO), an NGO operating out of Harare, Zimbabwe. DCO's activities were centered on a commitment to "design for development": using an industrial design approach to conceive of and develop products specifically for small-scale, low-tech production environments. For the past 15 years, he has been building and reinforcing pivotal design teams in large, complex world-class businesses including Moen, Legrand, and Orange. He continually works to establish design as an essential contributor to innovation and to the delivery of customer experience, as well as overall products and services portfolios, pushing design beyond its traditionally accepted boundaries.
Panis is a graduate of Les Ateliers (the French National School of Industrial Design) in Paris and an Executive Board Member of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.
Z33 House for Contemporary Art
Jan Boelen is artistic director of Atelier LUMA in Arles, France, an experimental laboratory for design. He is also the artistic director of Z33 House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium. Since its opening in 2002, Z33 has been fashioning projects and exhibitions that encourage the visitor to look at everyday objects in a novel manner. It is a unique laboratory for experiment and innovation and a meeting place where one can discover cutting-edge exhibitions of contemporary art and design. As part of his role at Z33, Boelen curated the 24th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is currently leading a series of international debates on the future of design.
In addition to his work with Z33, Boelen serves on various boards and committees including the advisory board of the V&A Museum of Design in Dundee, Scotland, and the Creative Industries Fund of Design in the Netherlands. He is also the current head of the Masters program in Social Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands, where he has lectured for the past fifteen years. Boelen is a graduate of the Media and Design Academy (now the LUCA School of Arts) in Genk, Belgium.
President and chief creative officer
With over 30 years of experience as a designer, project manager, and creative director for thematic exhibitions and museum design and signage, Yves continually pushes the boundaries of conventional museum design, transforming the visitor experience with new interactive technology. His management, leadership, and collaborative skills have time and again proved invaluable for projects around the world. Yves has been responsible for the successful completion of several major turnkey exhibition projects, including the Oceania Virtual Reality Pavilion at Expo ’98 in Lisbon, the multimedia show for Montreal’s history and archaeology museum, Pointe-à-Callière, the National Museum of Singapore’s permanent exhibitions, and the visitors centre and observation decks for the world’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, and western Europe’s tallest skyscraper, The Shard. Most recently, he oversaw the international touring Lucasfilm exhibitions Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology and Star Wars Identities. He is the president of GSM Project.