Edinburgh Napier PhD student wins top lighting designer award

Installation for St Petersburg International Light Festival recognised

Date posted

27 January 2020

10:08

An Edinburgh Napier PhD student has had his work recognised with a leading lighting design award.Shahab's award-winning lighting design in situ

Lighting student Shahabedin Zeini Aslani recently won an Emerging Lighting Designer of the Year award at the US-based international LIT Light Design Awards.

Shahabedin’s project saw him create a unique art light installation for the St Petersburg International Light Festival.

Entitled ‘H2O’, the installation focuses on water and the role it plays in our life. The installation looks at the simplicity of water’s molecular structure and how it can be used to make unlimited and complex products.

The work combines three rings with interwoven UV thread to create a stunning installation that is designed for night time, but takes on its own beauty during day time.

Student Shahabedin said: “Winning this award was an unbelievable moment for me. It is such a great feeling to have your work recognised by your industry peers. I’d like to say a big thank you to my supervisor Malcolm Innes and thanks to the University too for giving me the support and the chance to showcase my talents.”

His PhD supervisor, Malcolm Innes, said, "Shahabedin’s work was selected by a jury of world leading professional lighting designers, educators, publishers and manufacturers. This is an exceptional achievement for Shahabedin and it is testament to the world class quality of his work that he has been recognised in this prestigious global competition."Student Shahab Aslani

The LIT Design Awards was created to recognise the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting designer.

Each submitted design was evaluated by the professional jury on its own merit. More information can be found here.