Recognizing the top applications for the company’s low-voltage lighting systems, the DMF Lighting Design Awards winners have officially been announced. Designed to celebrate unique lighting design projects, the first-ever DMF Design Awards feature entries showcasing some of the best lighting jobs from across the United States.
Projects are broken down into multiple categories, with one grand prize winner selected from the category winners. The contest entries were judged by five experts from the design-build and lighting design communities:
- Richard Christensen, VP of Estate Homes, Magleby
- Maureen Cohen, interior designer, Makawe Interiors
- Mark Danesh,founder and president, DMF Lighting
- Anne Kustner Haser, president, AKLD Lighting Design
- Kami Rezai, founder and president, HiTech Design
Judges reviewed the entries based on four criteria (lighting application, lighting creativity, photography, and project summary) and their combined scores were used to determine the winner.
“Our goal is to recognize the innovative work of our dealers by featuring their installs in our communications,” says Ruslan Polinovsky, director of marketing at DMF Lighting. “We hope to inspire our network of integrators with the breadth of available DMF solutions by sharing a selection of original photography and compelling success stories.”
Here’s a quick rundown of each of the winning installations:
2021 DMF Lighting Design Awards Winners
Best Commercial Lighting Application (Grand Prize)
Politan Row by Rachel Levy Designs
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Products Used: DCD3 Higher-Lumen Fixed Downlight, DRD2 Fixed Downlight with Warm Dim, OneFrame
The 2021 DMF Design Award Grand Prize goes to the Levy design team for their work on Politan Row, a chef-driven food hall built specifically for Midtown Atlanta. The project features a variety of open air spaces and is energized from day to night, providing unique lighting challenges. Judges were impressed with the creative use of layered lighting and Warm Dim to address these needs.
Best Residential Lighting Application (Category Winner)
Pelican Bay Residence by Illuminated Design
Location: Naples, Fla.
Products Used: DRD2 Fixed Downlight, OneFrame Concrete
Best Accent and/or Task Lighting Application (Category Winner)
Simi Estiatorio by Colina West
Location: Austin, Texas
Products Used: DRD2 Fixed Downlight, DRD4 Adjustable Downlight, DCCX Cylinder
Best DCC Cylinder Application (Category Winner)
Britt Design Group by Service Tech
Location: Austin, Texas
Products Used: DCC2 Cylinder, DCC4 Adjustable Cylinder
Best Multiple DMF Products Application (Category Winner)
Ritz-Carlton Residences by Premium Digital Control & Automation
Location: Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.
Products Used: DRD4 Adjustable Downlight with Warm Dim, DCC4 Adjustable Cylinder, DRD5S Surface Mount