Scopas, designed by Neil Pouton, was just announced as a Silver Winner in the Illumination/Designer Lighting Category at the 10th annual International Design Awards.

The annual competition recognizes, honors and promotes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talents in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design on global level. The international jury rewards the best designers for their achievements in design, creativity, usability and innovation.

The members of the jury included a roster of international designers, architects, journalists, editors, and creatives at the top of their field in the world of design.

Scopas was created through the repetition of a simple module, this LED suspension lamp is an incomplete sphere, a fragmented shell around an open, hollow center. The lamp’s “incompleteness” draws attention to the total absence of a traditional light source at it’s center. Rather the LED light sources are in the shell itself. Like the Death Star of the Empire in Star Wars, immobile in space, its apparent incompleteness is contrasted with its technical efficiency, ever changing in form depending on the viewer’s position.

Neil Poulton is a Scotish designer who lives and works in Paris. Poulton specializes in the design of intelligent, “deceptively simple-looking, mass-produced objects.”

The awards will be presented at the A + D Architecture & Design Museum in Los Angeles on July 10th.

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