Astep 'Candella' Winner of German Design Award 2018


The German Design Award is Germany's premier design award. Prizes are awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. The event is commissioned by the highly respected German Design Council which was established on the initiative of the German Bundestag (the lower house of German parliament) as a foundation in 1953.

We are excited for the team at Astep for taking home the award for Excellent Product Design in Lighting for the Candela. This elegant and ground breaking lamp was designed by Francisco Gomez Paz for Astep.


The Candela is an exceptional LED luminaire that generates its own light by burning lamp oil. The product’s striking design aesthetic is reminiscent of a traditional oil lantern – and thus the Candela’s form also communicates the link it establishes between the traditional and contemporary.
— Jury Statement, German Design Council
German Design Award
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