Back again for the 6th consecutive year, the VENETIAN SMART LIGHTING AWARD is promoted by Luce in Veneto to reward the best lighting products and solutions made by companies – members of Luce in Veneto and located in the Veneto region.
After the reduced edition of 2020, from this year the categories are renewed to adapt to the evolution of the lighting sector. The new structure aims to reward the creative ability of companies in adapting to the needs of the contract, the ability to design new products to be launched on the market, the ability to innovate even in the creation of advanced components. Also, in this edition, the jury is composed of lighting designers and professionals linked to the world of light, who will evaluate not only the aesthetic aspects of the candidate products but also their functionality as 360-degree lighting fixtures.
Member of: APIL (Associazione Professionisti dell’Illuminazione), IALD (International Lighting Designer’s Association), CLSF (Concepteurs Lumière sans Frontières)
President of APIL from 2014 to 2016 and from 2017 to 2020
At the moment Member of the Board of Directors of IALD
Registered architect at the Ordine degli Architetti di Milano
Susanna Antico brings a multidisciplinary background to architectural lighting design. Since 1995 she has specialized her activities as a Lighting Design Consultant involved in architectural, artistic, urban and environmental lighting projects.
Her thought, for which the good visibility is more than a luminance value, has allowed her to win several design competitions in Italy, Switzerland and mainly Belgium. Her message that lighting contributes to the livability of the cities has gone through several public administrations, so she developed many urban lighting projects on different scales, being recognized by several publications in Italy and abroad. In 2019 her practice was granted an IALD excellence award for the project of the Cathedral of Antwerpen and immediate surroundings.
Student at Bocconi University in Milan but never graduated, in the mid-1980s, he worked as a designer/interior decorator at one of the most important architecture studios in Milan. In 1987 he began his adventure in the world of specialized publications working as a consultant for Staff Editoriale in Milan, the publishing house of three lighting and components magazines Italian Lighting, Compolux and CompoArredo. He took part in several training courses at Philips Lighting Academy, Osram and Guzzini. In 2004 he promoted the new “Speciale LED” section, the first exhaustively dealing with new sources. In 2007 he acquired Staff Editoriale, appointed as Managing Director. Since 2014 he has been organizing “Italian Lighting Lounge”, a collective of companies during the prestigious Euroshop Fair in Dusseldorf.
Stefania Minnella is the 3D Printing Application Specialist for HP Italy and her job is to support companies in integrating MultiJet Fusion additive technology into their processes. With decades of experience in the world of Additive Manufacturing, his professional background includes commercial technical consultancy, practical experience, academic research and collaboration on European projects also for additive technologies such as Laser Metal Fusion and Fused Deposition Modeling as well as Design for Manufacturing skills gained also thanks to studies and didactic collaborations with the faculties of Design Engineering and Industrial Design of the Politecnico di Milano.
Alberto Bassi deals with design history and criticism and is a full professor at the IUAV University of Venice. He coordinates the three-year degree course in Product, visual and interior design and is scientific coordinator of the master course Contract design for public interiors. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Archivio Progetti Iuav, as well as of series of books and scientific journals on design. He collaborates with trade magazines – such as “Casabella”, “Abitare” and “Auto & Design” – and newspapers; he has written numerous books, including, La luce italiana (Electa, 2004), Design anonimo in Italia. Oggetti comuni e progetto incognito (Electa, 2007); Food design in Italia. Il progetto del prodotto alimentare (Electa, 2015), awarded the Compasso d’oro ADI in 2108; Design contemporaneo. Istruzioni per l’uso (Il Mulino, 2017). He represents Iuav University within the national technology cluster MinIt-Made in Italy and is founder of the Veneto Regional Innovative Network Face-Design, of which he is scientific coordinator.
For over a decade he has been managing the Friuli Venezia Giulia furniture system at the Legno Arredo Casa FVG Cluster through which national and international events have been organized to enhance regional Made in Italy in the world, in particular towards Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Russia.
For over three years he has been the sole director of ICIDE – International Center of Italian Design – a company established to enhance the products of Italian companies towards foreign markets, China in particular, through which numerous initiatives and activities have been developed in the cities of Chengdu, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Tianjin.
Moderator and host of numerous international conferences and seminars for the enhancement of made in Italy and cluster management.