Blueprint Awards 2016: The winners

Best Product

Winner: Christo Logan, USA ceramic lighting series ceramic lighting series

Judges’ Comments

‘I just love the fusion of ‘old age’ and ‘new age’ material and technology’ Gregor Jackson

‘Ingenious and appropriate use of 3D printed ceramics to simplify and conceal a series of elegant pendant lights’ Phil Hutchinson

Released in spring this year, the ceramic lighting series uses 3D-printed ceramic and clandestine LEDs to make a new kind of light. Each sculptural fixture is illuminated as if by an invisible bulb, inverting perceptions as the interior surfaces of the pendant become the light source.

The lights combine the age-old techniques and qualities of ceramics, such as heat resistance and material warmth, with new-age technologies that can fabricate complex hollow structures. Christo Logan says: ‘Our pendants exhibit a smooth, clean exterior finish after glazing and firing, while printed internal details conceal lighting components and hardware. The result is a series of pure ceramic geometries that enigmatically illuminate both themselves and their environment.’


Berlinerblau / Thomas Hohnel, Studio Hannes Wettstein / Simon Husslein, Germany
MinimatikBerlinerblau / Thomas Hohnel, Studio Hannes Wettstein / Simon Husslein, Germany


Grimshaw, UK and MDT-tex, Germany
Tensilation Canopy System
Grimshaw, UK and MDT-tex, Germany


Jaime Hayon for Magis, Italy
Jaime Hayón for Magis, Italy



David Rockwell for Stellar Works, China

FRONT for Gebruder Thonet Vienna, Sweden

Ginger & Jagger Design Studio, Portugal
Pearl Wall Lamp

Konstantin Grcic for Vitra, Switzerland

Marcel Wanders for Poliform, UK
Mad King

Milliken, UK
Artistic Liberties

Paul Crofts Studio for Isomi, UK
Lintel and Volume desks

Nim coffee table

Renata Paunoch & Peter Istvan Varga, Hungary
CROMA bench system

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