Bould Design Wins IDEA 2018 Gold Award for Light L16 Camera
Bould Design has been honored with a Gold Award in the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for the industrial design of the Light L16 camera. Sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the IDEA is one of the world’s most prestigious and rigorous design competitions. The award is a recognition of design excellence and innovation beyond passing trends, and all Gold winners are housed in the permanent collection at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
The Light L16 is the world’s first multi-aperture computational camera. It combines an ergonomically refined case, breakthrough optics and the most advanced imaging engine ever created to bring DSLR image quality to a pocket-size form factor. Sixteen image sensors span wide angle, mid and telephoto ranges. There are no extra lenses to carry or change. Based on focal distance, each shutter click captures up to 10 images, which are then fused into a high-resolution photo that can be refocused and adjusted with the Light editing software. Each shot yields infinite photographic outcomes.
The L16 has also been recognized with a Red Dot Design Award and CES Best of Innovation Award in 2018, and Light has recently raised $121 Million from SoftBank and Leica to expand their groundbreaking technology beyond consumer photography.