Our “RIPPL” lamps manufactured for the railway station in Kaposvár were granted two Special Awards. We are proud to have earned this acknowledgement in cooperation with our partners.

Members of the award-winning team: András Markó, Tamás Németh, Balázs Kéry and Béla Zengővári

Name of the project recognized by two Special Awards: “RIPPL” LAMP

The project

The “Master of Light” Award of Excellence was created by LISYS-PROJECT Kft. in 2015, and – in addition to a significant professional recognition – it also offers financial rewards. This year, MABE (the Association for Hungarian Interior Design), MMK ELT (the Electrotechnics Division of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers) and PROVIM Kft. contributed to the funding of the Special Awards, while a specific recognition – “Junior Master of Light” – for applications submitted by BA, MA and PhD students was available on account of the financial support of ERCO.

Applications for the Award of Excellence were assessed by a jury of six professionals independent from the founder. The members – in alphabetical order – were:

Tamás Bányai, lighting designer, developer of the lighting concept of the first project honoured by the Award of Excellence;

Balázs Csontos, lighting designer and supervisor of the “Vígszínház” theatre in Budapest;

Ferenc Haász, lighting designer, founder of Madebylight”, a designer community;

Bálint Kádár, chairman of the KÉK” Foundation;

Krisztina Somogyi, visual intelligence researcher;

Márton Timóczki-Nagy, representative of Healium Decoration, last year’s winner

An astounding light installation in an impressive location – designed by Tamás Bányai

Tamás Bányai’s encounter with this year’s application was not only in his capacity as a member of the jury; Mr. Bányai – the first winner of the “Master of Light” Award – also created a special light installation for the award ceremony: the aim of the event crystallized in the unique atmosphere of Art Quarter Budapest’s room on Nagytétényi road.

A decision based on professional criteria

According to the jury’s decision, there were four finalists. During the event, each finalist had five minutes to present his/her application, and then answered the questions of the jury. The jury then withdrew for an approximately 50-minute deliberation, followed by the announcement of the winners.

A complex system of awards

In addition to the financial reward, the winner of the Award of Excellence also received a journey; and this was the first year when – thanks to LISYS-PROJECT Kft.’s generosity – all finalists were offered a travel to Mulhouse and visit the world-famous Musée de l’Impression sur Etoffes, a museum of printed fabrics and get an insight into the manufacturing secrets of Barrisol’s foil systems as well.

The winner

The “Master of Light 2017” Award was conferred on Erik Mátrai (Porticus)

The following received an honourable mention from the jury in the “Master of Light 2017” competition:

  • Arteria Industrial: Ákos Szabó and Sára Szabó (“Barnamezős kincs: A wittenbergi armatúra” – “A Brownfield Traesure: The Armature of Wittenberg”)
  • Mátyás Csiszár, Zoltán Kalászi, Bálint Tóth, (“Circle Pier Fényinstalláció” – “Circle Pier Light Installation”)
  • MeetLab: Mátyás Wolkensdorfer, Barna Dankó, Belkovits László (“Laser Facade Games 1.0 –Tron”)

The Lighting Technology Design Special Award was split between the following two teams:

“Borz Kováts Sándor” Special Award: 

“Bedécs Sándor” Special Award:

  • Zoltán Kulcsár and Petra Tóth (development of the reception area of the Educational Building of the National University of Public Service)

“Provim” Master Award: 

  • Arteria Industrial: Ákos Szabó and Sára Szabó (“Barnamezős kincs: A wittenbergi armatúra” – “A Brownfield Traesure: The Armature of Wittenberg”)

This year, the jury did not grant the “Junior Master of Light” Award to anyone, emphasizing that the students were not given sufficiently wide knowledge and a sound ammunition in the course of their studies in order for them to be able to experiment with light.

Technical support and catering of the event was provided by Forevent Kft. and Nem Süti Bistrot, respectively. The guests were entertained by “Élőkép Színház” (“Living Picture Theatre”) and Attila Juhász’ Jazz Band during the ceremony.