What is L A M P?

L A M P (Lighting Architecture Movement Project) is a one-of-a-kind international lighting design competition & exhibition held yearly in Vancouver, B.C.  L A M P provides an opportunity for up-and-coming lighting designers to showcase their talents in a unique conceptual exploration of light in an exhibit setting.

When was L A M P established and who are the founders?

L A M P started in 2013 by Vancouver artists Annika Hagen and Nicole Fox.

When is the L A M P event?

The next L A M P exhibition will be in the fall of 2018 celebrating the winners of the 2017 Biennial Competition.

Why celebrate L A M P?

L A M P is an opportunity to learn about design and connect with global architecture and design communities.


How does L A M P work?

Designers receive a thematic word to interpret in their own way and have nine months to conceptualize their design for the judging process. The 2017/2018 theme is: Balance.

(2016: Cosmic. 2015: Crystallize. 2014: Fibre. 2013 each participant was given their own word.)

What is the difference between each category?

There are 3 categories: Established, Emerging and Student. Emerging designers have been a practicing designer for less than three years and are not in school. Established designers have had an established career for more than three years. Students are currently in school for design.

What do the judges base their decisions on?

Decisions are based on a set evaluation ranging from aesthetics, marketability, innovation, and unique interpretation of each year’s theme.

How can I find out more about the L A M P 2017/2018 Competition?

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