The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design and Architectural SSL Magazine select Fluxwerx Aperture and Loop as winners in Lighting category
Vancouver, BC, January 27, 2020
Fluxwerx, a world leader of high-performance, LED luminaires for commercial and institutional spaces, has been selected as the winner of renowned product design awards, GOOD DESIGN® Product Design Award plus Architectural SSL Magazine’s Product Innovation Awards (PIA) in the Decorative Pendant and Ambient categories. The winning luminaires – Aperture, winner of both GOOD DESIGN® and PIA Award and Loop, winner of PIA Award – combine minimalist design and architectural-grade materials with superior optical and energy performance, delivering precise batwing distribution, exceptional functionality and energy efficiency. Tested and assessed by juries of international designers, both luminaires were awarded the sought-after prizes for highest design quality in the Lighting category.
— - Reuben Bartlett, President, Fluxwerx
We are delighted to receive recognition with these sought after and prestigious design awards. Innovation is what drives us at Fluxwerx and these new awards validate our consistent dedication and effort to challenge industry norms.
The Winning Products
Recipient of GOOD DESIGN® Product Design Award +
Architectural SSL Magazine’s Product Innovation Award (PIA)
A linear suspended luminaire that delivers a true breakthrough in performance optics and aesthetic innovation. Aperture’s transformative, differentiated form, scale, and performance combine with the next step in Anidolic Extraction technology to seamlessly integrate with modern industrial design. Unlike anything else, a series of cellular voids allow clear views right through the luminaire to the architecture above; all while still delivering a visual experience that is simultaneously unique and comfortable.
Aperture’s finely detailed architecture makes it a perfect fit for use in contemporary-styled commercial applications. The luminaire is available with two endcap options and numerous exterior finishes including clear architectural anodized aluminum or standard and custom RAL powdercoat paint choices.
— - Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President,The Chicago Athenaeum
Since 1950, Good Design has become an internationally acknowledged benchmark and symbol of outstanding design that serves as a beacon for design-interested audiences in our global economies. This year’s historic 69th Good Design program recognizes the work of thousands of designers and manufacturers worldwide who have successfully undertaken the design challenge to produce the best and most outstanding design products across the globe to our global consumers.
Founded in Chicago by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr, Good Design Award is presented by The Chicago Athenaeum as the foremost program that honors and recognizes the best design talent and the best manufacturing worldwide. In total, the competition received more than 900 entries from 47 countries. This is the fifth Good Design award for Fluxwerx, having also won a Good Design award for Fold, Inbox, Loop, and Notch luminaires.
In addition to PIA and GOOD DESIGN product design awards, Aperture has previously won two Red Dot awards: Product Design for Aperture Squares, and Best of the Best for Aperture Circles, plus iF Product Design Award 2019.
Recipient of Architectural SSL Magazine’s Product Innovation Award (PIA)
A family of linear suspended and recessed LED luminaires in a minimalist form merging optical technology and industrial design. Utilizing our Radial Anidolic optic technology, a 360° batwing distribution allows non-contiguous rows and increased end-to-end spacing. The result is outstanding uniformity, visual comfort and energy savings. A choice of distribution options and ceiling integration features allows Loop to be used as a solution in a multitude of environments and conditions.
The Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIA) recognizes innovative LED and solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market, while also spotlighting the players behind the components that make up these light sources. With judging and evaluation of products and systems from a distinguished panel of 18 designers and lighting specialists skilled in product evaluation, the SSL PIA program awards manufacturers based on attributes, qualities, functionality and/or performance beyond industry standards.
In addition to PIA design award, Loop has also previously won Red Dot and GOOD DESIGN product design awards.
Fluxwerx is a manufacturer of innovative, high-performance, LED luminaires for the general lighting of commercial and institutional spaces, such as office, education and healthcare. Founded in 2011, Fluxwerx has quickly established itself at the forefront of LED lighting technology, with a distinctive product offering and breakthrough proprietary anidolic optics technology that offers substantial energy savings, lighting quality, and remarkable lifetime. Follow Fluxwerx on Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn.
About Product Innovation Award (PIA):
Construction Business Media, headquartered in Chicago, IL is publisher of Architectural Products and Architectural SSL magazines. The company also co-owns and operates TheContinuingArchitect.com educational platform, and maintains websites and electronic extensions of its print publications.
With judging and evaluation of products and systems from a distinguished panels of designers and lighting specialists skilled in product evaluation, the SSL PIA program awards manufacturers based on attributes, qualities, functionality and/or performance beyond industry standards.
About GOOD DESIGN award:
The GOOD DESIGN Awards are one of the most prestigious global award programs for design excellence and design innovation, honoring both products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing for over seven decades since its inception. Each year, the organization highlights the most innovative industrial, product and graphic designs. The awards are produced by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.