DMF Lighting Announces the Winners of the 2021 DMF Design Awards

by | Sep 15, 2021 | News

Rachel Levy Designs Awarded Grand Prize and Four Runners-Up Earn DMF Products Valued at $1,000

CARSON, Calif. — Sept. 15, 2021 — DMF Lighting, the leader in modular downlighting in the custom home integration channel, announced today the winners of the 2021 DMF Design Awards. The inaugural DMF Design Award grand prize of $5,000 in cash and a co-branded advertisement in the summer issue of Technology Designer magazine went to Rachel Levy Designs in Atlanta, Georgia, for their lighting work at Politan Row entered and chosen as the Best Commercial Lighting Application. Judges were impressed with the creative use of layered lighting to address the unique needs of the space.

“DMF’s Warm Dim is wonderful for an environment that needs to be bright and slightly cooler during the daytime, yet needs to easily transform into a warmer, romantic space in the evening,” said Rachel Levy, Lighting Designer. “Additionally, I love their clean lines, even fields, ease in which to install and competitive price point.”

The entry categories included Best Residential Application, Best Commercial Application, Best Installation Incorporating DCC Cylinder, Best Use of DMF Lighting for Accent or Task Lighting Applications and Best Use of Multiple DMF Lighting Products. Each of the runners-up, winners of the additional four categories, earn DMF products worth $1,000. The four runners-up are:

  • The Best Residential Lighting Application award went to Illuminated Design of Naples, Florida, for the Pelican Bay Residence.
  • The Best Accent and/or Task Lighting Application award went to Colina West of Austin, Texas, for the Simi Estiatorio.
  • The Best DCC Cylinder Application award went to Service Tech of Austin, Texas, for the Britt Design Group.
  • The Best Multiple DMF Products Application award went to Premium Digital Control & Automation of Sunny Isles, Florida, for the Ritz-Carlton Residences.

“We are delighted with the success of the 2021 DMF Design Awards and excited to share the innovative work of our dealers by featuring their installs in our communications,” said Ruslan Polinovsky, Director of Marketing at DMF Lighting. “We hope to inspire our network of integrators with the breadth of available DMF solutions by sharing a selection of original photography and compelling success stories.”

The contest entries were judged by an esteemed panel of experts from the design-build and lighting design communities: Richard Christensen, Magleby Construction Vice President of Estate Homes; Mark Danesh, DMF Lighting Founder and President; Anne Kustner Haser, AKLD Lighting Design President; and Kami Rezai, HiTech Design Founder and President.

“Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 DMF Design Awards,” added Christensen. “Rachel Levy Designs submitted a compelling account of the challenge that the lighting work at Politan Row required along with stunning photography.”

“Kudos to all of the participants and especially the winners,” said Kustner. “I was very impressed with the quality of the images provided and appreciated how each participant met or exceeded their clients’ expectations.”

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DMF Lighting Company Contact:
Ruslan Polinovsky
Director of Marketing
Tel: (310) 265-3925

DMF Lighting Media Contact:
Carol Campbell, Managing Director
Technology Insider Group
Tel: (323) 309-7673