Cooper & 3Form Shine at NeoCon
Cooper Lighting’s io Tile Gen II and French Curve, a pendant-style lighting fixture from LightArt by 3Form, were honored in the Decorative Lighting category of the 23rd Annual Best of NeoCon awards competition, earning Gold and Silver awards, respectively.
The Best of NeoCon competition, which honors new commercial interiors products, is sponsored by Contract Magazine, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and McMorrowReport.com. Selected products represent 42 categories ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies. All winners are chosen from a jury of more than 40 designers, architects and facility managers who engage in the review and decision process.
Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, earned the top honor in the Decorative Lighting category. The Tile Gen II adds unique lighting colors to modern indoor spaces, offering architects and designers an array of creative design opportunities along with the ability to achieve greater light control and reduce energy consumption.
Featuring Cooper Lighting’s patented optical waveguide LED technology, providing functional and directional illumination, the Tile Gen II is a luminous, clean, geometric form that can be surface-mounted, pendant-mounted or recessed into walls and ceilings. The technology produces a highly directed light output, enabling accurate ray angle control, spread and uniformity. An anodized aluminum frame, less than ¾ inches deep, houses LED linear strips that serve to edge light the optical waveguide acrylic, delivering maximum efficiency and the right amount of light in the specified direction with no hot spots or glare. The shallow housing enables the lighting fixture to be recessed into tight spaces.
“We are honored that our io LED products have once again been recognized by this long-running, well-respected awards program,” said Cooper Lighting President Mark Eubanks. “We are always striving to develop innovative, energy-saving products that meet the lighting needs of our customers while also delivering on aesthetics and performance.”
French Curve, a pendant fixture constructed of sweeping loops of Translucent Suede, was created by 3form’s LightArt studio and celebrates the classic sophistication and clean lines known to Parisian design.
“This simple piece is a glowing representation of the design possibilities and efficient fabrication associated with 3form materials, including natural finishes,” said Ryan Smith, President and Creative Director at 3form LightArt. “The pendant is a timeless fixture that makes a statement in any interior space and is a strong representation of 3form’s commitment to efficiency and sustainability.”
French Curve’s resin bands are cold formed for efficient fabrication and can be easily shaped to create a variety of sizes. The fixture can be customized with 3form’s Varia Ecoresin, available in a vast selection of colors and textures, which has tested stronger than glass and less brittle than plastic.
3form is a leading manufacturer of award-winning, ecofriendly materials and architectural hardware solutions for the architecture and design industries. LightArt, a specialty division of 3form, is a Seattle-based, full-service studio that rethinks lighting solutions as contemporary art pieces, combining form and function to transform fixtures into statement design pieces. Conceived by designers Ryan Grey Smith and Ahna Holder, the studio strives to achieve the most appropriate solution to meet the needs of any lighting challenge. From concept to completion, each LightArt piece is hand manufactured by a team of local artisans who work directly with designers to create the most appropriate and compelling solutions for a space.