World Interiors News Awards have teamed up with Anglepoise® + Paul Smith to support the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund. Two stunning special edition Type75™ table lamps, which were designed by leading British industrial designer, Sir Kenneth Grange, were raffled at their awards dinner last week, with over £700 raised! A big thank you goes out to WIN and their continued support.
The Society of Light and Lighting has established a lecture series in memory of Jonathan Speirs. The first annual Jonathan Speirs Memorial Lecture will take place in Glasgow on 25th September, in association with CIBSE. Mark Major will be giving the inaugural lecture on the topic of “Light + Dark = Architecture”. It is free to attend but places are limited; to register, visit CIBSE’s website.
The inaugural Jonathan Speirs Footbridge Lighting Award winner was announced as part of the Footbridge 2014 conference last week. The newly introduced award was won by the Castle Green Footbridge in Taunton, UK, by LDA Design / Moxon Architects / Flint and Neill.
World Interiors News have agreed to continue to support the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund through their annual Awards event, with 10% of all entry fees and subscription income for the Lighting Design category donated to the JSSF. In addition, we were honoured to be given a platform during the Awards to speak about the Fund and announce the winner of the inaugural scholarship. We are excited to continue this partnership with WIN into the future!
The first inaugural winner of the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund was announced last week as part of the World Interiors News Awards. Chairman John Roake announced the winner to be Alex Stewart, a second year Masters student at Parsons The New School For Design in New York, USA.
The Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund has now been registered with HMRC as a Charity. Many thanks to everyone involved who helped us achieve this!
The Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund is a registered Charity as of 28th November 2012. We would like to thank everyone for their support so far and look forward to the challenges ahead!
Tuesday 6th November 2012 marked the launch of the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund. The event, held at Lux Live in London, featured tributes to Jonathan from work colleagues and friends, before trustees John Roake and Mark Major introduced the fund and its mission.