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40 under 40: The next generation of lighting design talent

Chiara Carucci of ÅF Lighting recognized as an influential lighting designer.

Forty outstanding lighting designers under the age of forty have received official recognition as part of this year’s Lighting Design Awards. Among them is Chiara Carucci of ÅF Lighting.

Chiara Carucci is one of the up-and-coming lighting designers on a ’40 under 40’ list compiled especially to celebrate the 40th edition of the annual Lighting Design Awards.

According to the organisers, the purpose of the list is to create attention for a new generation of lighting designers who are “more driven, diverse, collaborative, curious, global, tech-savvy and passionate” than ever before.

“Lighting design is my passion, my profession and my lifestyle”, says a delighted Chiara Carucci. “This recognition comes after many years of intense work as a lighting designer and as an advocate for the profession. Being one of the “40 under 40″ motivates me to work even harder, for and with people, through light.”

Chiara Carucci holds a Masters Degree in Lighting Design from the Politecnico di Milano and has been working as a lighting designer since 2004. She is the co-founder of the ILD professional network for lighting designers and was appointed lead coordinator of the L-RO (Lighting-Related Organizations) during the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015.

“We are very proud of Chiara and her achievements in the lighting field. I very much enjoy seeing bright lighting designers forging ahead and inspiring us all to new heights of creativity and quality in projects around the world”, says Allan Ruberg, Head of ÅF Lighting.

The entire “40 under 40” list was revealed at the Lighting Design Awards 2016 on Thursday 5 May.