On May the 12th the »who's who« of the German lighting industry met in the Munich Löwenbräukeller to award the German Lighting Design Prize. More than 500 guests attended the ceremony in which 13 lighting design offices were awarded in various categories and Peter Andres was honored as lighting designer of the year. Occhio was the main sponsor. Our CEO Klaus-Peter Siemssen had the honor of awarding »pokorny Lichtarchitektur and podpod design« in the category »hotel and living« for the lighting design of the Park Hyatt Hotel in Vienna!
The German Lighting Design Prize was awarded for the sixth time this year and has established itself as an indicator of high-quality lighting concepts. Since last year the organizer is the Hüthing Verlag from Heidelberg, which is a company from the Süddeutscher Verlag and the SWMH. With the idealistic prize the organizers want to reach a public appreciation for lighting design - as an essential module for the quality of the built environment. To achieve this the prize is awarded by an independent jury for outstanding lighting solutions.