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Head Hi




Open Call for Artists, Designers, Collectors & Creators

Head Hi invites artists, designers, collectors, craftspeople of all levels, everyone and anyone to submit a lamp for the annual Head Hi Lamp Show. Now in its fifth year, this tradition which began in 2019, is an exhibition that celebrates the joy of light with a special presentation of unique lamps selected through an international open call encouraging collective participation and experimentation with light, design, and materials.

The Head Hi Lamp Show is an exhibition of lamps, lamps made by YOU. We encourage everyone to participate, all ages, professional designers, or not, to submit a lamp! It can be a lamp you created, personalized or just a funky lamp that you found. We have had submissions from France, Canada, Mexico, Italy, England, Angola, Australia, and all over the US! When we started the Head Hi Lamp Show, we never imagined it would reach so many people and we’re very thankful for all the interest from hundreds of submissions from around the world and thousands of visitors! 

The Head Hi Lamp Show this year will be in mid-May to be part of NYC’s Design Week 2024. Going forward after this year, we will be switching to a biannual format. The next HHi Lamp Show will be in 2026 and will continue celebrating light, design and creative expression.

So, for this fifth edition we’re thinking of something grand! Get started, make that idea happen!

Submission Guidelines

People of all ages are welcome to submit one lamp per participant.

The submission fee is $15. Submission does not guarantee participation. After you submit your lamp to the open call, it will be reviewed by the organizers. All accepted submissions will be notified by email by 4/2/24.

Organizers are looking for creativity, functionality, uniqueness, and funkiness, with a particular interest in “non-standard” materials and objects.

Lamps can be any size up to a maximum of approximately 2 x 2 x 2 ft. Any lamp sizes larger than this will not be considered.

All lamps must be listed for sale. If sold, the split is 50% (to the lamp maker) / 50% (to Head Hi).


For any lamps that need to be shipped, Head Hi does not cover shipping costs (including customs or import fees) for delivery or returns.


To submit your lamp please fill out the submission form below. 


Any additional questions can be sent to:

Important Dates

Submission deadline:
Tuesday, March 12, 2024


All accepted will be notified via email by:
Tuesday, April 2, 2024


All selected lamps must be delivered to Head Hi (located at 146 Flushing Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn) by:
Saturday, April 13, 2024



This year the Head Hi Lamp Show will be held at an offsite location in New York City. Lamps will be on display during the 2024 New York Design Week in mid-May. Exact location and dates to be announced.

Opening reception:
Date to be announced in May, 2024.

More details soon.

The deadline to submit your lamp for the 2024 show has now passed. Thank you, we received hundreds of submissions! See you at the exhibition in May.

Submit Your Lamp

Upload up to 4 images (jpg & png files only)

Click here to add file 1
Click here to add file 2
Click here to add file 3
Click here to add file 4

Dimensions in inches - Lamps can be any size up to a maximum of approximately 24 x 24 x 24 in (2 x 2 x 2 ft). Any lamps over this size will not be accepted.

Does your lamp plug in or is it battery powered (please note, if your lamp is accepted, you will need to provide US adapter or sufficient batteries if needed)

Price - All selected lamps must be for sale. If sold, the split is 50% (to the lamp maker) / 50% (to Head Hi)

Any available links to your website, blog and/or Instagram account (if none, not required)

If your lamp is selected, can you drop off your lamp or will you need to ship it? (Please note that Head Hi does not cover any shipping costs for delivery or return.)

Thank you for submitting! We will be in touch with next steps.

Head Hi Lamp Show in the Press (click each to read):

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Head Hi Lamp Show Curbed NY
Head Hi Lamp Show 2022 Sight Unseen
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