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Show-stopping Philips by Lirio Cielo tops lighting category at the FX awards

The modern classic with an LED twist nets its third prestigious prize to date

November 23, 2012

Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) has won its third prestigious award to date for the Philips by Lirio Cielo luminaire, which was chosen as the Lighting Product category winner at the 2012 FX International Interior Design Awards. The pendant light uses the latest LED technology to create a show-stopping twist on a classic design. By cleverly integrating the light source into the shade itself, its designers have left the lamp completely hollow inside.


The judges were struck by how the Lirio Cielo displayed "a neat combination of convention and new technology." The luminaire, which has also won iF and red dot awards for outstanding product design, scored highly with all three judges in the category.



"It is a groundbreaking design, and one of the first that truly explores the new possibilities of LED lighting," explains Rogier van der Heide, Vice President of Philips Design and Chief Design Officer at Philips Lighting. "Rather than replacing light bulbs in existing lampshades by LED, our Lirio Cielo shows how LED unleashes the creative freedom of designers. This is a luminaire with no visible light source; a new paradigm that will inspire many creatives to use LED in new and unexpected ways."


Three other projects were shortlisted in the Lighting Product category of the awards, which have grown over the years to include outdoor projects as well as interior designs. The clean, graphical lines and soft, diffuse light of the Lirio by Philips Balanza table and floor lamps caught the judges' attention, as did the Philips LivingColors Bloom, one of the newest additions to the redesigned LivingColors family of LED luminaries. Meanwhile, the innovative LED street lighting system Philips FreeStreet struck a chord thanks to its elegant, slim-line design which helps to clear some of the visual clutter from busy outdoor city spaces.


Philips winners of the 2012 FX International Interior Design Awards


Lighting Product category winner

   Philips by Lirio Cielo

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   Lirio by Philips Balanza table and floor lamp

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   Philips FreeStreet

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   Philips LivingColors Bloom

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About the FX International Interior Design Awards


Now in its 14th year, the FX Awards invites both British and international designers from all over the world to enter their best interior products and projects. Organized by FX magazine, the UK trade publication for the contract interior design industry, the competition features design categories for retail, leisure, lighting, workspace, public sector, and office furniture. It is judged by a panel of independent experts from the industry, including designers, architects, engineers, and clients.

For further information, please contact:

Ange Dunselman
Philips Design/Communications
Tel: +31 4027 59117 or Philips Design Tel: +31 (0)40 2749200


About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at


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