A new generation of young lighting designers has been named following a global search.

The individuals making up the annual 40under40 – an international programme to identify the most talented and promising individuals working in the lighting design industry – have been named.

The 20 men and 20 women – selected from over 250 applications – hail from 16 different countries, including Iceland, Turkey, Australia, India, China, Brazil, the US, Mexico and Sweden.

The designers will receive their trophies before keynote speaker architect Daniel Libeskind at the prestigious Lighting Design Awards ceremony on Thursday 4 May at the London Hilton Park Lane.

‘The achievements of these millennials – be they creative, academic or philanthropic – are phenomenal and the selection panel were incredibly impressed,’ said Ray Molony, chairman of the 40under40 international selection panel. ‘This year’s cohort are truly outstanding and it is set to make a huge contribution. This industry is in safe hands for the future’.

The 40under40 – in association with the global lighting brand Osram – was founded in 2016 to celebrate 40 years of the Lighting Design Awards and to create a mechanism so that the lighting industry could recognise and celebrate its emerging talent.

The 2017 selectors are Heinrich Hermann, adjunct professor, Department of Interior Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design; Leni Schwendinger, independent lighting designer and consultant; Jill Entwistle, editor, Lighting magazine; Dr. Gernot Steinlesberger, vice president, international projects and global key account management, Osram and Ray Molony, publisher, Lighting magazine

The official 40under40 2017:

Ali Berkman – ONOFF Lighting Design Studio
Alkestie Skarlatou -GIA Equation
Alvin Cousins – SEAM Design
Anna Rodionova – NDYLight
Anna Sandgren – Nulty+
Anna Tomschik – Light Bureau
Arianna Ghezzi – Ideaworks
Brienne Willcock – Illuminart
Carlijn Timmermans – C.Light.Wise
Darcie Chinnis – Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
Dr Daria Casciani – Politecnico di Milano
Darío Gustavo Núñez Salazar – Verkís Consulting Engineers
David Ghatan – CM Kling + Associates
Dr. Amardeep M. Dugar – Lighting Research & Design
Emad Hasan – The Lighting Practice
Erin Slaviero – Elektra lighting
Faith Jewell – Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
Faraz Izhar – KEO International Consultants
Gabriel Vinagre – Luminarama Lighting Design
Gary Thornton – Neolight Global
Golsana Heshmati – Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
Graham Rollins – Lighting Design International
Gu Bing – Beijing GALA Lighting Design Studio
James Sherman – Foster + Partners
Juan Felipe Rivera T. – Licht 01 Lighting Design
Korhan Sisman – Planlux
Landon K. Roberts – eSquared Lighting
Laura Bayliss – Light Artist
Luca Salas Bassani Antivari – LSBA Studio
Magdalena Gomez – Elektra Lighting
Nitika Agrawal – AECOM
Panos Andrikopoulos – UCL ISH / ACT Lighting Design
Paul Ehlert – Lichtkompetenz
Rachel Gibney – Available Light
Romano Baratta – Romano Baratta Lighting Studio
Shu Jiang – Auerbach Glasow Lighting Design
Sophia Klees – jack be nimble
Stephen Kaye – Mulvey & Banani Lighting
Tina Wikström – School of Engineering, Jönköping University
Tulin Kori – GIA Equation

To join the 40under40 2017 hottest lighting designers at the Lighting Design Awards– and reward clients, employees and suppliers with an unforgettable evening ​ – book your place now at http://awards.lighting.co.uk/book-a-table/

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