Applelec to create unique trophies for Mondo Arcís Darc Awards


Earlier in the year, Applelec were approached by leading architectural lighting design magazine, Mondo Arc to produce award trophies for their awards ceremony named, the Darc Awards.

The concept of the Darc awards is unlike any other in the industry as each category is judged by industry professionals as opposed to a judging panel.

On the 24th September, Mondo Arc and Darc Magazine will hold their first lighting design award ceremony in collaboration with creative consultants, Light Collective.

Lighting designers and artists will vote for their favourite projects and products ensuring that the best lighting design projects and products are recognised and celebrated after being voted for by over 1000 professionals in the industry. This peer to peer concept enables designers who participate in the voting process to gain free entry into the Darc Night ceremony.

Mondo Arc approached Applelec to create twelve trophies for the award ceremony, each one bespoke and suited to its category. Working with Karem Asfuroglu of Speirs + Major, Applelec and Mondo Arc decided on a forward thinking, one of a kind design to suit the unique event. 

Alongside the trophies, Applelec have created standard and VIP invitations for the event which are manufactured from materials used to build LED Light Sheet. The invitations are constructed from 150mm wide, 3mm thick pieces of clear acrylic etched with details of the event. Mondo Arc required invitations that highlight the uniqueness of the ceremony and stand out from generic event invites, the final design looking striking and contemporary.

Applelec’s LED Light Sheet is nominated for two awards in the product categories, Favourite Interior Lighting Product and Favourite Exterior Lighting Product. Two projects which utilise LED Light Sheet have been shortlisted into two of the project categories, Scottish Parliament by KSLD and Bayswater Mews by Brilliant Lighting.