Chestnut Recognized at Darc Awards

This year, VISO participated in the Darc Awards / Decorative for the first time and was honored to have the Chestnut recognized in the Best Decorative Wall Fixture category. The awards take on an unconventional approach to awarding the winners by opting for a peer-to-peer voting system instead of the traditional judging panel. Darc received 200 global entries this year and over 6,000 votes from interior designers, architects, lighting designers, and product designers.

VISO submitted the iconic Chestnut light fixture for the 2018 Darc Awards wall fixture category. Designed by founder and Head Designer, Filipe Lisboa, the Chestnut is a part of VISO’s latest Bronze Collection. The design is a perfect amalgamation of form and function. The decorative metal plate design comes in hand-brushed champagne finish and is versatile to form custom installations on the wall and on the ceiling. Each Chestnut’s angle is individually adjustable to design preference. The fixture draws inspiration from mid-century modern design, and aims to produce an organic and simple aesthetic?  Click here to read more about the recognition and to see other submissions featured in the category.



The Darc Awards are the only international award that celebrates and focuses on decorative lighting within interior design. The event was launched in 2015, breaking from the traditional black-tie awards, instead going for an open seating concept and completely eliminating dress code from the event! The awards have design submissions from all different industries from hospitality to private residences. The Darc Awards team opts for a voting system that lets peers in the industry to participate in choosing the winners for each category.



VISO is a global multidisciplinary design and manufacturing firm specializing in unique decorative light fixtures focusing on Architecture & Design with offices and facilities in Canada, Portugal, and Dubai. The company serves the hospitality, commercial, infrastructure, and residential sectors and offers an exclusive brand collection as well as custom designs, rendering services and project consultation.

Led by founder and Head Designer Filipe Lisboa and Managing Partner, Tzetzy Naydenova, the couple have bound their efforts in design, production, management and marketing to build a strong, reputable and unique fashion forward lighting company.

Proudly Canadian, VISO’s headquarter is located in downtown Toronto.  The company designs, manufactures, assembles and inspects all fixtures and custom lighting in its state-of-the-art production facilities.

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