happy LED life! - a design competition for Gwangju International Design Biennale 2015




deadline for submission of entries : september 7th, 2015

published december 8th, 2015



happy LED life!


the jury was composed of:

Paola Antonelli, Principal Design Curator at the MoMA, New York
Stefano Giovannoni, Architect / Designer, Principal of Giovannoni Design Studio, Milan
Birgit Lohmann, Editor-In-Chief of Designboom, Milan
Alberto Meda, Designer, Principal of Alberto Meda Industrial Design, Milan
Alessandro Mendini, Architect / Designer, Principal of Atelier Mendini, Milan
Denis Santachiara, Designer, Principal of Santachiara Studio, Milan
Lu Xiaobo, Dean, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Nagasawa Tadanori, President, Musashino Arts University, Tokyo


Domestic Panel

Sang Soo Ahn, Professor, Hongik University
Hyo Sang Seung, Architect, Irojae City architect for municipal government of Seoul
Kyung Ran Choi, General Director, Gwangju Design Biennale 2015
Don Tae Lee, Head of Global Design Team, Global Design Center of Samsung


organized by designboom, in collaboration




and the winners are:


first prize 5.000 euro

Light wheels designboom

Light wheels by Sergey Kim from USA



second prize 3.000 euro

 Lightly - solard powerd clothpins designboom

Lightly - solard powerd clothpins by noyberg-bulka from israel



third prize 2.000 euro


Porto Light Experience by Fahr 021.3 from portugal