The 2023 Casambi Awards

Applications are now open for the 2023 Casambi Awards. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 03, 2023 and the winners will be announced at the Casambi Summit in April.

Celebrating the best of wireless lighting control

Wireless presents a wide-open frontier for the lighting industry. Casambi’s technology underpins the transition from wired to wireless lighting control. But it’s the vibrant Casambi Ecosystem that brings fantastic solutions to life and to the market – propelling the industry into an all-around safer, smarter, greener, and, frankly, more beautiful future.

The Casambi Awards celebrate the many innovative ways in which architectural lighting projects and products have deployed Casambi technology to give good service today and for the unforeseeable. 

Casambi Award categories

The two special categories, adjudicated by this year’s judges, are Best Product and Best Project.

We’re looking for exemplars of great lighting design and products built on big ideas; whether that’s marking a sustainable step forward, taking lighting design in a totally new direction, or going the distance to deliver intelligent, automagic lighting control. 

Winning entries will hit the smarter, safer, greener trifecta yet also bring a touch of ‘je ne sais quoi’ to the lighting game.

Explore last year’s winners and shortlisted projects and products.

Entering the Casambi Awards

It’s free to enter. Please submit your entry together with up to 6 high-quality photographs (you must have permission to use the photos).  

Entries for Best Casambi Project

Any type of architectural lighting project that includes Casambi technology is welcome. If not yet completed, the project must be at least in the final installation phase, and there are no restrictions on the project’s location.

Entries for Best Casambi Ready Product

Any product that includes Casambi technology, whether it be a switch, driver, sensor, luminaire, or anything else.

If you have any further questions, please contact: saara.guastella@casambi.com

What’s in it for you?

We want to give due, widespread recognition to the lighting applications that have deployed Casambi technology to life-enhancing effect.

The winners will be featured in arc magazine, the leading international publication focused on lighting in architecture. We will also use our own platforms to promote the winners, of course, making a big splash at the Summit in April.

The Casambi Awards are adjudicated every year by a top-class international jury.

This year’s panel boasts a great breadth of expertise within the architecture and lighting professions and a diverse spread of international experience. Each jury member excels in their field and is making waves around the world (and indeed beyond it).

Entering the Casambi Awards is a great opportunity to get your work in front of this fantastic panel, receive exposure for your innovations and connect with the 1000+ attendees expected at the Casambi Summit this spring.

We’ll also include a Casambi demo cube set in the winners’ booty bags.

Let’s meet the interstellar 2023 panel…

Casambi Awards Jury

Chris Lepine, Director, Zaha Hadid Architects 
BSc (Hons) Finance, M Arch, RIBA 
London, United Kingdom.  

Chris has been a member of ZHA since 2006. Over the last two decades, he’s garnered an incredible reputation for delivering large-scale international projects that deploy advanced digital technology to resolve complex design challenges. Notably, he directed the One Thousand Museum, an ultra-luxurious residential tower in Miami, USA. Other projects include XRL Topside, a mixed-use development on a prime Kowloon site in Hong Kong, and 2 Murray Road, a state-of-the-art office tower in the same city.  

Chris was formerly an associate at Foster and Partners where he held many leadership roles on completed, international projects. Today, he imparts his wisdom to aspiring architects at the Architectural Association in London.  

Sebastian Aristotelis, Co-Founder, SAGA Space Architects 
BArch 
Copenhagen, Denmark 

How’s this for an opener: He’s 3D-printed the largest house in Scandinavia, the tallest plastic structure in the world, and designed and built the world’s first origami space habitat. His firm’s most advanced circadian light to date is also heading into space (full reveal expected imminently).  

Sebastian Aristotelis is the co-founder and lead architect at SAGA Space Architects, a firm that specializes in creating space habitats that foster human thriving. He’s all about pushing the boundaries of traditional design to improve lighting in outer space and transferring those solutions to architecture on Earth.  

Francesco Funari, Head of Product Marketing, FLOS 
Milan, Italy 

Since graduating from university with Industrial and Interior Design expertise, Francesco has gone on to represent some of the biggest brands in lighting. His current position at FLOS succeeds roles at Cree, Targetti and Linea Light Group. Today, he supports the strategic direction of FLOS and the famed lighting manufacturer’s product portfolio comprising Architectural, Outdoor and Decorative product collections.  

Alongside his daily work in the lighting community, Francesco is constantly scouting around for novel developments and ideas to propel the industry forward.  He has been a part-time lecturer at the IED School of Design in Florence and has become a much-loved figure on the speaker circuit, making regular appearances at international lighting conferences. 

Yah Li Toh, Principal, Light Collab 
CLD, IALD, IES 
Singapore 

Yah Li Toh is the Principal of Light Collab, an award-winning lighting design practice based in Singapore and Tokyo. Architecture grad turned lighting star, Yah Li has gone on to receive many accolades for her work and activism in this discipline.  

She was one of the first to be accredited by the Certified Lighting Design Commission in the US, named a ‘top 40 under 40’ lighting designer at the Lighting Design Awards, recognized as a ‘Generation T Honouree’, coined a ‘Future-shaper’ honouree by Peak magazine, has been twice shortlisted for the Singapore President’s Designer of the Year Awards. When she’s not bringing Singaporean vibrancy to the world of architecture, Yah Li represents the IALD SEA and the CLD, and can be found in college classrooms sharing her expertise with the up-and-coming.  

Cameron Girgus, Training Manager, Diode LED 
California, USA 

Cameron Girgus has an extensive background in lighting having started his career back in 2014 working for Seattle Lighting in Washington State. Since then, he has worked for an audio/video custom integrator, a landscape lighting manufacturer as well as for two different lighting rep agencies before he began his journey with Diode LED. He now harnesses his passion for lighting by educating customers from all walks of life on the importance of quality lighting through linear LED lighting solutions. 

Aileen Herpell, CEO, AIMOTION 
Hamburg, Germany 

A business economist, Aileen founded AIMOTION in 2015 together with Timo Lühmann. Since then, the Hamburg-based company has grown from a designer of bespoke networked sound and lighting systems into a full-service provider for all wireless lighting needs. They offer consultation, hardware and programming. 

Having scaled the business mountain, Aileen maintains that success in this industry can be found in the combination of listening to customers and coming up with very good ideas to specifically answer their needs. When surrounded by big players, according to Aileen, creativity and flexibility will always prevail.