bright LED - Gwangju Design Biennale 2007


3431 designers from 92 different countries have participated.

1st Prize - “ResoNet” design by: william hailiang chen + mark francis tynan + shireen hamdan from uk

2nd Prize - “spiral” design by: niklas lofberg from finland

3rd Prize EX EQUO - “the light drop” design by: rafael morgan from brazil

3rd Prize EX EQUO - “homo lumens MMVII” design by: tamás szakál + anna baróthy + melinda bozsó + krisztán kelner + péter szakál + lászló benczúr + péter sugár from hungary



Experimentation and innovation on the theme of LED lighting.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International Lighting Design Competition
Genre Lighting
Country Korea
RegDeadline 2 Sep 2007 GoogleCal iCal
5 Sep 2007
Eligibility All

The theme of Gwangju Design Biennale 2007 is “Light”. As the major theme of this year’s Gwangju Design Biennale 2007, the implication is that design furnishes light for humanity, for the environment, and for the future as well. Gwangju Design Biennale 2007’s theme of “Light” combines contemporary design with the perspective of basic design precepts in an effort to create the new and destroy the old all under the rubric of this light.
Participants are requested to develop innovative LED lights for one or more of the 3 categories:
- LED lighting indoor (standing lamp, table lamp, hanging lamp, chandelier, etc.)
- LED lighting outdoor (lamp post, safety light, roadway light, lawn light, etc.)
- LED lighting in the landscape (architecture façade, underground space, bill board, placard, digital banner, etc.)

International design experts (it will be updated soon)

1st prize (1): $ 3,000 USD
2nd prize (1): $ 1,500 USD
3rd prize (2): $ 500 USD
75 works (25 entries from each category) will be exhibited at GDB 2007 along with 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize winners.
A total of 4 cash awarded entries will be included in the main exhibition catalogue of (GDB 2007).
in the event that the gwangju biennale foundation exercises the option to use the rights for production on an exclusive basis and sine die (without time limitations), gwangju biennale foundation undertakes to pay a royalty of 4% to the designer.
And as always designboom and designflux (korean partner site of designboom) will publish an exhaustive results report.

Entry Fee

Up to 3 images (only GIF, JPG, (72 dpi) max 100 kb each file, RGB color mode)
A brief description of your work

Gwangju Design Biennale 2007: 05 Oct - 03 Nov, 2007

gwangju biennale foundation

Official Website