Lighting Designer Nikhil Paul Wins Best Alumnus 2016!

7 November 2017

Domus Academy is pleased to announce the winner of our Alumni Award 2016. Nikhil Paul took the top honor for founding and serving as creative director of Paul Matter, a New Delhi-based contemporary light design studio and atelier.

Paul Matter explores light design by blending the traditional with the experimental, form with function, and intricate with ordinary. The studio works closely with master craftsmen, developing handmade products that are finished and assembled with great attention to detail, one piece at a time. The rich palette of materials include aged brass, copper, stone, leather, and blown glass. The designs combine a timeless visual language with materials that refine with age.

Domus Academy launched its annual Alumni Awards in fall 2016 as a way to acknowledge graduates for outstanding contributions in their fields.

Alumni who meet the criteria (see Guidelines) are invited to nominate themselves by filling out the application form and supporting documents. The 2017 contest runs from November 6–30, 2017.

The winner will be announced on January 8, 2018, and honored in an awards ceremony during the Domus Academy Alumni Reunion on April 19.

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