Curated by the IALD, conceptualized by manufacturer + designer teams, marketed by LightFair, the Immersive Lighting Installations will provide attendees an unforgettable, experiential journey of discovery at LightFair 2023.
As the architectural and construction industries move to cut environmental impact and minimize wastage, LightFair 2023's Immersive Lighting Installations will spotlight the theme Circular Economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation outlines the concept via three principles, driven by design:
A circular economy offers a resilient system that is good for business, people and the environment. This is your chance to interpret the theme in collaboration with your lighting design partners to translate the concept into a physical installation.
Simply submit your vision statement at the link below to enter. (Complete design plan not required to enter)SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
LightFair 2023 will immerse attendees in a journey of interesting and engaging installations around the show floor. Participation is open to architectural and commercial lighting manufacturers. Selected manufacturers will be paired by IALD with a design team that includes at least one IALD member. Four entries will be selected to create and showcase installations at LightFair 2023.
STEPS TO PARTICIPATE
1 - Submit your vision statement and interest to enter by Monday, November 7.
2 - LightFair and IALD will select four exhibiting brands by November 14, 2022 .
3 - Lightfair and IALD will match selected manufacturing brands with a New York–based lighting design practice.
4 - The manufacturer + designer teams will conceptualize the installation, work with IALD and the LightFair operations team and within the provided rules and guidelines to execute the installation on the show floor.
5 - At LightFair 2023, a panel of judges will assess your installation for conceptual clarity, collaborative presentation and thematic execution. ONE winning team will be chosen and awarded the prizes (described below).
- Checkpoint 1 and kickoff: January 16-20, 2023
- Checkpoint 2 - all documentation in place: April 21, 2023 (scroll to the FAQs section for details)
- Installation start: May 19, 2023
- Installation completed by: May 22, 2023
- Dismantle/move-out: May 25-26, 2023
Let your installation tell a story of partnership, collaboration and possibilities around the theme of Circular Economy.
Participation in the Immersive Lighting Installations is open to architectural and commercial lighting manufacturers. Selected manufacturers will be paired by IALD with a design team that includes at least one IALD member.
Selected exhibitors earn one (1) priority point each; winning exhibitor earns two (2) priority points applicable towards future space selection
For winning exhibitor
- Branded sign displayed in the winning design installation
- Mobile app push notification
- Free 10' x 10' at the next LightFair
- Highlighted in post-show email and other marketing
- Feature in the blog/newsletter post show
For winning lighting designer
- Diamond passes for the next LightFair
- Highlighted in post-show email, blog feature
- Opportunity to present at The Designery
The cost to participating exhibitor brand is $5,500.
Where can I find the Build Rules and Regulations and the Exhibitor Services Manual for the Immersive Installations?
Click here for the Build Rules and Regulations for the 2023 Immersive Lighting Installations.
Where can I find the Contest Rules for entering the Immersive Installations?
Click here for the Contest Rules for the 2023 Immersive Lighting Installations.
Who can participate in the Immersive Lighting Installations?
Participation is open to architectural and commercial lighting manufacturers.
What selection criteria will be used?
Selection will be made based on your reason and vision for participating as it relates to the Circular Economy theme.