Fluxwerx Fold Wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2017

Innovative suspended LED luminaire, featuring an organic hollow aperture design, wins coveted international product design award


Photography: Donal Murphy Photography | Design: RKD Architects


Vancouver, BC (February 2, 2017) – Fluxwerx, a world leader of high-performance, LED luminaires for commercial and institutional spaces, is a winner of this year’s world-renowned iF DESIGN AWARD. The winning product – Fold, an innovative suspended LED luminaire that delivers low brightness, flexible general lighting through a hollow luminous aperture – was awarded the prize by a 58-member jury, made up of independent design and engineering experts from around the world. The competition was intense for this highly sought-after international designation that recognizes product design excellence, with over 5,500 products entries submitted from 59 countries, all challenging to receive the prestigious seal of quality.

“We’re very honored and proud to have been awarded the 2017 iF Design Award. It is our goal to continuously innovate and push limits to deliver luminaires that merge the very best in LED performance, industrial design and sustainability. Fold does exactly that – it is a perfect combination of modern form, advanced technology, creative engineering and an obsessive attention to detail. This prestigious award is a validation of our efforts, elevating Fluxwerx to yet another level of international recognition and competitiveness.” 

– Tim Berman, president of Fluxwerx



The Fold linear LED pendant luminaire with its unique void aperture delivers unparalleled longitudinal transparency right through the fixture. The luminaire features proprietary anidolic extraction optics with low brightness and high-performance continuous lenses that mix and disperse light, eliminating any visible images of the LED point source and resulting in a complete absence of glare. Providing dimmable direct and indirect lighting, Fold can be installed as a stand-alone luminaire or connected to create continuous runs without limitations.

Combining minimalist aesthetic and organic form, Fold’s finely detailed architecture makes it a perfect fit for use in contemporary-styled commercial applications. The luminaire is available with several versions of sculptural aluminum endcap options and numerous exterior finishes including clear architectural anodized aluminum or standard and custom RAL powdercoat paint choices.

“The iF design competition is clearly attracting some of the best companies and designers around the world. The arduous task of the judges is to identify the best products so that we can celebrate and revere them, and give consumers and retailers a sense of confidence. When a product receives an iF award, it really stands for a clear intention, quality of execution, quality materials, and a unique quality of design thinking.”

– Paul Flowers,

Chief Design Officer, LIXIL Water Technology Group, UK | Juror of iF DESIGN AWARD

Fold’s long life mid-flux LED system is optically and thermally designed and TMZI verified to maintain 90% of initial lumen output for more than 60,000 operating hours (L90 > 60,000 h). The light intensity is dimmable, with the pendant luminaire providing both direct and indirect lighting in multiple correlated color temperatures (3000K, 3500K or 4000K) with SDCM < 2 and CRI +80.

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More information about Fold can be found at http://fluxwerx.com/products/fold/


About Fluxwerx:

Fluxwerx is a manufacturer of innovative, high-performance, LED luminaires for the general lighting of commercial and institutional spaces, such as office, education and healthcare. Founded in 2011, Fluxwerx has quickly established itself at the forefront of LED lighting technology, with a distinctive product offering and breakthrough proprietary anidolic optics technology that offers substantial energy savings, lighting quality, and remarkable lifetime. The company was acquired by Lumenpulse in 2016. Follow Fluxwerx on TwitterInstagram & LinkedIn.

About the iF DESIGN AWARD:

Since over 60 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concepts. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.