Sutton Vane Associates' lighting design for Berry Bros Sussex Cellar has been awarded a second place in the 2016 darc Awards.

"We are delighted to reeive this recognition - particularly as the darc awars are voted for by lighting professionals who really understand the challenge and the achievement of the design" said Mark Sutton Vane.

The Sussex Cellar is an exceptional project involving lighting an underground space to be used for dining, wine shcool, events receptions and drinks partes as well as an exhibiton and training area for the UKs oldest wine merchant Berry Bros.

Key to the success of the project was the use of concealed LED lights to provide functional lighting while in no way distracting fron the visual appeal of the dramatic tiled and vaulted ceiling.

Run by Mondo Arc and darc magazine, the Darc award, presented in London on 15 September, are the only awards that are voted for by by lighting designers.  Voting is strictly limited to qualified lighting professionals, making them the awards that every designer really wants to win.