A Handful of International Awards for Croatian Designer Dean Skira and his Medusa (Jellyfish) Project

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First place at the Codega Awards in Venice, beating world renowned designers Jason Bruges and Zaha Hadid

After a string of domestic and international awards for his Lighting Giants shipyard crane project including the Red Dot Award, Architizer A+Award and the LDA 2015 External Luminaire of the Year , Croatian lighting designer Dean Skira continues to impress his peers with new inovative concepts.



His latest project Medusa just won the Codega Award in Venice for LED product of the year while the Trick luminaire project won the Best Innovation project or product.

Dean Skira commented on his Medusa project” It was one of the most ambitious and risky lighting installation projects we’ve ever done in terms of all the engineering requirements we had to meet considering all the technical limitations and climate conditions that this installation is constantly subjected to”.


Medusa project is installed in the Čikat bay in Lošinj and it soon became one of the most recognisable symbols of this town along with the accompanying light poles and lighting designs along the boardwalk. 14 medusa (jellyfish) and 200 tentacles made out of light installations definitely create an ambiance to remember.



This radical and somewhat controversial concept was not exactly accepted by the locals from the very beginning, but with the support of investors and the entire project team, this lighting installation soon won over even the loudest critics.

It is important to note that Dean Skira was nominated (and won) in the category alongside Jason Bruges, one of the leading lighting installation designers in the world and the globally renowned architect Zaha Hadid. Congratulations Dean on this fantastic achievement!



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