Media Release

Karice's Electron Wall Sconce Lights Up 9th Annual International Design Awards

Vancouver's Karice Enterprises Ltd. Brings Home Gold

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 26, 2016 — Vancouver, BC.    On July 23rd in Los Angeles, winners of the 9th Annual International Design Awards were announced. Vancouver's own lighting designer/manufacturer, Karice Enterprises Ltd. was awarded Gold in the Illumination Competition for their Electron Wall Sconce.

Born of simplicity and masking a highly innovative creation below the surface, the Electron Wall Sconce's irreducibly complex engineering hides all fasteners and wiring, and maintains the ring’s suspended independence without compromising beauty or functionality.  Using dimmable energy-efficient LED technology, it illuminates from its inner and outer edges without shadowing. This minimalist luminaire represents the circular path of an electron around the nucleus of an atom. 

It's been an exciting year for the Electron. Earlier this year Karice's Electron made the shortlist amid thousands of entries at the international Lighting Design Awards in the UK and in April was awarded the 2016 Silver A'Design Award in Milan, Italy. The father-son design team are thrilled to be representing Canadian design on a global stage. 
"We were fascinated with the idea of using acrylic as a diffuser in a simple illuminated metal shape." 
Maurice & Jordan Dery, Electron design team
For more than 20 years, Karice has been doing the impossible and creating unique lighting fixtures. Many of their custom lighting fixtures grace popular restaurants up and down the west coast.

IDA honorary juries examined over 1000 entries submitted by architects and designers of interiors, fashion, products, and graphics from 52 countries throughout the world. After final decisions had been made, the jury rewarded the best professional and emerging designers for their achievements in terms of design, creativity, usability and innovation. This annual competition recognizes, honors and promotes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talents in Architecture, Interior, Product, Graphic and Fashion Design on global level.

The members of the jury included Alice Blackwood Editor, Design Quarterly, Kahi Lee - Host, HGTV's "Design on a Dime", Style Network's "My Celebrity Home", Melissa Sterry - Interdisciplinary Design Scientist, Founder, Societas, Josh Rubin - Editor-in-Chief, Founder, and Publisher, Cool Hunting, Martin Venzky - Stalling, Senior Advisor, CMU STeP, Jeffrey Nemeroff - Co-Founder, Creative Director, Entra Magazine, Jordan Landes-Brenman CEO, Haute House PR & Marketing, Raj Nandan - Managing Director, Indesign Group, William Menking - Founder, Editor-in-Chief, The Architects' Newspaper, Nicole Lloyd - Senior Art Buyer, Deutsch, Inc., Rebecca Epstein Kong - Co-founder, Artware Editions, Aaron Kenedi - Editor-in-Chief, Print, and Geraldine Grisey - Editor, Punky B Fashon Diary.

From the outset, Pollock’s work has focused on a desire to create and work with his hands. Today he has become an internationally recognized artist who produces art, furniture and sculpture. His materials of choice are concrete, steel and wood. At the heart of Pollock’s work is a profound commitment to detail, artistic exploration and the latent potential of materials. This is achieved through rational inquiry, spirit of curiosity and continued experimentation. The majority of his work is privately commissioned in British Columbia, Canada and typically rests in high-profile architectural homes.


Karice Enterprises Ltd.

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