Up & Top Fancy Shape, iF Design Award 2022

Arkoslight is winner of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD, the world-renowned design prize. The winning products, Up and Top Fancy Shape, designed by Rubén Saldaña, -Product Director at Arkoslight-, won in the product discipline, in the lighting category. Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD.


Top Fancy Shape

About  Up

Like the line that separates heaven and earth, Up – designed by Rubén Saldaña, Arkoslight product manager – marks a horizon in space. Its light, projected vertically, evokes a natural glow that penetrates the room. The luminaire bathes the ceiling plane directly, while the environment is illuminated with a comfortable indirect light.

Up stands as a noble piece, a whole made of a single material. With its pronounced slenderness, it elegantly holds a light plate so that the light emanates from. This floor lamp is a rational and sober sculpture, crowned by a luminous aura. Its cylindrical body combines harmony and visual serenity that is transmitted around it.

About Top Fancy Shape

Top Fancy Shape is a small downlight which can be distributed with complete freedom throughout the space by creating patterns and designs originating from a surface-mounted base. Top Fancy Shape is the only light available on the market which allows for a full light installation to be created from a single light source for spaces in which concealed lights are impossible. The cable can be moved along the ceiling thanks to small pistons which create vertices in the shape of the cable. The layout of these points can be freely chosen and designed by the user.

Top Fancy Shape achieves a subtle and minimalist aesthetic with pure lines which seemingly levitate delicately a few centimetres from the ceiling and which can be paired with cylindrical wall lamps. It is available with three different base sizes (depending on the number of units per base) and can be combined with pendant lights from Arkoslight’s Fancy Shape collection.

The jury

Up and Top Fancy Shape won over the 132-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world. The competition was intense: almost 11,000 entries were submitted from 57 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality.


Since 1954, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for excellent design. The iF Design brand is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world.

It honors design achievements in all disciplines: product, packaging, communication and service design, architecture and interior architecture as well as professional concept, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI). All award-winning entries are featured on www.ifdesign.com and published in the iF Design App.

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