Sofia Souidi is a designer and researcher who lives and works in Berlin. She recently graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with a Master in Design Products, after completing her Bachelor in Product Design at University of applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany.
Gradient, Pure Talents Contest 2017, Nominee
Lichtspiegel, COLED Wettbewerb 2012 - 10 best Products
2018/01 Gradient, IMM Cologne, Pure Talents, Cologne
2017/10, Malo, Warsaw Furniture Fair, Warsaw
2017/09, Malo, Maison et Objet, Paris
2017/07, Gradient/Malo, Royal College of Art, London
2016/02, Gradient, DAAD, Bonn
2014/10, Okzident&...., Applaus beste Abschlussarbeiten,Potsdam
2014/07, Okzident&Orient, Direktorenhaus, Berlin
2012/06, Juno, DMY Designfestival, Berlin
2012/05, Juno, Design Tage Brandenburg, Potsdam
Visit the Website: https://www.sofiasouidi.com
WHAT WE DO…
… is carry out grand, unique projects focusing on light objects, exclusive light fixtures and luxury interior decoration features. Our specialty is original architectural features, such as railings, stairways, tables, skylights, columns, and others. What characterizes them is a high proportion of manufacture with emphasis on precision and detail.
WE ENJOY THE THRILL…
… we get from crystal clear glass. Fascination by the fusion with light, and love of traditional craft are something we share. Our know-how combines many years of experience, a knowledge of traditional as well as new technologies, and an original approach to production. We are thrilled to carry out grand, unique projects focusing on light objects, exclusive light fixtures and luxury interior decoration features.
Visit the Website: http://ss-gd.com
Ukrainian industrial designer Kateryna Sokolova was born in 1984. She is founder and creative director of SOKOLOVA design studio. Her design team works across a wide range of disciplines: furniture, lighting, hardware, electronics, environment.
Kateryna graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. She held an internship at German Design University "Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle"
She has a masters in Industrial Design and has been a participant and winner of a lot of European design exhibitions and competitions; the most important of them the Red Dot Design Award 2015. From 2011 she collaborated with the French company Jarre Technologies, related to developing and designing video and musical hi-tech product around the name and the experience of famous french musician Jean Michel Jarre.
Today, Kateryna is an internationally established designer based in Kiev. She has collaborations with European and Asian companies and projects in Paris, Hong Kong and Kiev.
Visit the Website: http://sokolova-design.com
Truly Truly is a design studio operating from the Netherlands, founded by Australian designers Joel & Kate Booy. Positioned on the interface between industry and art, the studio specialises in creating artistic products for the living environment. Their work encompasses objects, furniture, lighting, textiles and spaces.
Visit the Website: www.studiotrulytruly.com
ATARA design, founded by Heike Stuckstedde, interior designer and art historian, connects architecture, art and design in its projects. To work with spaces and to give them atmosphere is the biggest motivation of the German designer, who lives and works in Vienna.
Heike Stuckstedde finds inspiration by travelling to faraway countries. To connect different techniques and materials and to bring them into a new context, is the main goal for the owner of ATARA design.
A team of specialists support the implementation of projects conceived by ATARA design.
Visit the Website: www.atara-design.com
KLOVE STUDIO - dedication to local craftsmen, commitment to experimentation and interest in research.
Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth began klove studio in 2006 with the goal of making light products that merged fantasy, reality, functionality and design. Bent on experimentation and inspired by the skills they learnt from working with traditional Indian craftsmen. The duo began to hone their dream of creating a hands-on, locally grounded brand that was synonymous with the highest quality of hand blown glass possible.
Now, more than a decade in to business, klove has become a globally applauded brand. Employing over sixty highly skilled workers, the brand has developed a wide range of products that span larger than life 3D installations and basic, functional lighting for the home. Each product is stamped with what has become klove’s signature: bold, refined design that borrows equally from Prateek and Gautam’s roots Indian roots and their love for global travel and adventure.
klove's Founders Partners in business and adventure, Prateek and Gautam have built a strong, enviable partnership. Their collective interests span travel, yoga, horticulture and the arts; these passions, and their differing personal preferences within them, add complex dimensions to their design inspirations. The striking commonality between Prateek and Gautam --that lies at the core of the klove philosophy -- is their dedication to local craftsmen, commitment to experimentation and interest in research. Furthermore, the duo always prioritize local, hands-on practical experience above any other form of learning; getting their hands dirty while working with fragile materials is a particular experience they thrive on.
Visit the Website: www.klovestudio.com
It is every architect’s dream to build with light. The Stickbulb collection takes this aspiration literally. Sleek wooden beams come in one to six foot lengths and are designed to plug into and out of various steel hardware connectors without tools. The result is a light-up erector set of interchangeable components that allows for unlimited customization and creativity.
Inspired by a pile of long linear wooden cut-offs in their workshop, RUX designers challenged themselves to develop a truly sustainable lighting system. As a starting point, they only considered designs that could be manufactured locally and affordably within a five mile radius of their New York City office. They chose to use reclaimed and sustainably sourced woods as a primary building material, and sourced energy efficient LED technologies and components. The collection was designed with the least number of parts possible and with connections that make the pieces easy to separate for maintenance, recycling, or reuse.
Stickbulb was co-founded in 2012 by RUX Founder and Creative Director Russell Greenberg, and Partner Christopher Beardsley.
Visit the Website: www.stickbulb.com
Younique Plus - a mix of Italian artisanship, design and innovative materials that offer a unique experience in modern living.
Younique Plus creates handmade lighting objects that mix Italian artisanship, design and innovative materials that offer a unique experience in modern living.
Our lighting solutions follow the highest quality, technological and production standards with particular attention to detail. The result is a highly functional and efficient product.
To satisfy specific project needs, Younique Plus, can also develop and produce custom lighting solutions in order to meet any architectural or design need.
Visit the Website: www.younique-plus.com
SAM VAN GURP x ESTHER JONGSMA
VANTOT is the collective title for the works of Esther Jongsma and Sam van Gurp. Both Eindhoven based designers graduated at Design Academy Eindhoven. Operating from The Netherlands VANTOT focuses on autonomous product design and commissioned work.
In 2014, Esther Jongsma (1990, Utrecht) and Sam van Gurp (1990, Breda) launched their own design studio called VANTOT. Esther and Sam both graduated from the Design academy Eindhoven in 2008-2009. Esther is outgoing and looks at her designs from a broad perspective: "I love to work with many people from different disciplines". Besides working on her own design collections, Esther also works as a project manager and coordinator for multiple projects and has already gained considerable experience in the design and realisation of exhibitions. Sam, in many ways, is the polar opposite of Esther and focuses on business development to the tiniest detail. Besides that, he is a real creator and a technician who loves to deal with progressive design questions.
The designs of studio VANTOT all encompass a certain complexity. For example, the pendant lamp series Exploded View and Limpid Lights. These series allow for the adjustment of the intensity of light and colour by moving the light source in the hood. Besides that, there is the Passage Carpet that creates intriguing optical effects by means of an intricate geometric pattern of layered wood as you walk by. According to Sam, who is often inspired by engineering works and ingenious movement mechanisms, the studio likes "to experiment with movement and new interpretations of familiar features". Furthermore, as explained by Esther, VANTOT aims "to involve the user differently”.
Visit the Website: www.vantot.com
Clartés Bohemia is an exclusive lighting manufacturer from the Czech Republic. The company primarily focuses on designing and manufacturing tailor-made chandeliers or illuminating
solutions using glass, crystal and processed metals. With its factory foundation dating back to 1905, Clartés Bohemia is the very essence of Czech glass making tradition.
All products by Clartés Bohemia are 100% made in the Czech Republic. Glass and Bohemian Crystal parts for our delightful chandeliers are produced in our own glass factory. We are one of the few companies in the world preserving the traditional manufacturing procedures, so glass and Bohemian Crystal parts of our chandeliers are crafted and treated by hand. Our products therefore match the highest expectations of quality.
At every stage of the process, we make sure that our clients enjoy the creative process and the cooperation runs as smoothly as possible. Words of appraisal from our clients are the best reward for our efforts along with the satisfaction coming from the fact that we lived up to the expectations raised by the etiquette Made in the Czech Republic. Our excellent reputation among customers has also become our best marketing asset and the word of mouth our best marketing tool.
Visit the Website: www.clartes.com
Here at LightArt, we love what we do. It is passion that drives us, and that same passion translates into pride. We pride ourselves in our craftsmanship and creativity. Not only is each fixture handmade with expert precision, but also we believe every project, whether custom commissions or standard products, should be truly awe-inspiring.
We are people that love to make things both for work and for fun. In our free time we are musicians, dancers, sculptors, painters, compulsive doodlers, and more. We are enamored by the creative process and there is nothing we love more than creating something like you’ve never seen.
Visit the Website: www.lightart.com
Founded in 2003, SONNEMAN – A Way of Light is a tribute to contemporary lighting design as seen through the creative mind and lens of Robert Sonneman. From the late 1960's, Robert Sonneman pioneered modern lighting, making it an art form. World-renowned and acclaimed for clean lines and an alliance to form and function, Sonneman's award-winning pieces have been at the design forefront for over four decades.
The brand aesthetic speaks to Robert Sonneman's belief that design must be rooted in achieving functionality as successful working products to bear the SONNEMAN – A Way of Light moniker. Sonneman's sensibilities and prolific design vocabulary has grown to include a unique perspective of modernism that extends through the decorative arts and architectural genres of the 20th & 21st centuries, which spans several modern movements of industrial and architectural design.
"I continue to investigate the evolutionary and the revolutionary as the basis for developing a cosmopolitan American style," said Robert Sonneman.
Visit the Website: www.sonnemanawayoflight.com
"My lights are strongly influenced by creative processes in architecture. The illuminants LED and OLED have completely opened new ways for design. In my designs I always pay attention to harmony between content and form. What is feasible? What makes sense when working with the new technologies? In which direction are we going?"
In 2006 the company benwirth licht was founded in Munich. Our studio is workshop, showroom and "science lab", it is a room to experiment, to build and to exhibit. This is where we design exclusive lights and lighting systems, customized lights and one-offs, with a main focus on LED illumination. Moreover, we develop lighting solutions for private homes and public spaces such as hotels, restaurants, banks and shops.
Visit the Website: www.benwirth.de
Zaniboni® is the Contract Division of Cantalupi USA. For the past decade, Cantalupi USA has been the #1 leading source of Yacht Lighting in the USA.
In the last five years, due to rapid growth and demand, Cantalupi USA created Zaniboni Lighting— a separate, well identified division and brand name to address the growing demand of the Hospitality and Architectural markets. Zaniboni's Mission is to provide Customers with Signature Lighting Fixtures and Accessories that elevate the aesthetics and experience of guests in any hospitality space. Boutique Hotels and Five-Star Resorts require continuous attention in making their guest's experience unique. The unique design and quality of the Zaniboni® products responds to the need of Architects and Designers; making their ability to win contracts a realization.
Our commitment to You, is that we will never deliver a dull and boring fixture.
Visit the Website: www.zanibonilighting.com
One of a kind floor standing lamp combined out of :
* Shoemaker's lasts
* Flexible fiberglass rods
* Powder coated lamp shade
The shade can be tilted and modify, so it would spread the light up or down.
This is truly one of a kind lamp.
It would just look stunning in your office, living room ,and would draw great attention.
The shoemaker's lasts and scale were bought in Israel flea market..
Studio ORYX - Established in 2010 by Architect Re'em Eyal. Upcycle and recycle vintage items into unique handmade design lamps. Our goal is to create lighting crafts by giving new interpretation, usually with a humorist wink, and reviving the original aesthetics of old materials. We curate vintage items from flea markets around the world, revive them by giving a unique twist to the their original use and transform them into functional art. Every piece is a unique and one-of-a-kind.
Visit the Website: www.studioryx.com
About Us : Studio ALBA is a young team of professional lighting consultants starting up with a new vision of introducing conceptual lighting design in India. Our aim is to make lighting design an integral element/part of each and every project in India.
“The philosophy of work which depends on Site specificity, Perception, Technology & Time. Which helps in developing specific concept for a Project & Transforming the place in to a visual installation by using diverse media in Lighting”.
Designer ‘Vikas Patil’ working in tandom with his philosophy stated above is been instrumental in working on projects in Europe and Arab Countries. with a design studio where he worked as a Lighting Designer from past two years. After completing a Master in Lighting Design from Milan. The relationship with the Studio has given him a opportunity to work with Experienced people in Lighting industry and to study and absorb the knowledge And grow his passion for Lighting.
Visit the Website: www.albalightingdesign.com
italstile is a small and young professional independent studio for architecture, lighting design and import of state-of-the-art lighting products and materials.
the company has a relatively short but rich experience in implementing architectural and interior projects, lighting projects of elements of the urban environment, public and private areas, permanent and temporary lighting installations designed for historical and urban centers, commercial spaces, offices, museums, galleries, hotels, private homes, parks and gardens.
the development of a comprehensive project for the lighting design in tune with the aesthetics of the space is our priority. our goal is to offer to the customer a complete engineering solution - an in-depth analysis of the spaces and the aesthetics desired by the designer/client by means of developing a comprehensive concept of our vision regarding the assignment, development of a complete technical design, delivery and installation of all necessary products. thus we can monitor each phase of the implementation of the project and provide full insurance over the final product.
we are the direct importer of many companies that are leaders in the architectural lighting field, which allows us to provide the best solution for our clients in all areas of lighting design.
Visit the Website: www.italstile.eu
Lee Broom is one of the UK’s leading product & interior designers. Since 2007 he has released over 75 furniture and lighting products, which he designs and manufactures under his own label and has created more than 20 products for other brands. He has also designed over 40 commercial retail, restaurant, bar and residential interiors.
He has won more than 20 awards including the prestigious British Designer of the Year Award in 2012 and won his 4th award in 3 consecutive years in the British Design Awards for his renowned lighting product, the ‘Crystal Bulb’ in 2013.
In April 2015 Lee Broom received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The company received the award in the category of International Trade, in recognition of achieving significant international growth and increased year on year export figures.
A supporter of British manufacturing techniques, Broom designs, manufactures and retails his own collections, in addition to collaborating with leading brands including Christian Louboutin, Mulberry and Matthew Williamson.
Having started out in theatre school - a beginning which has greatly influenced the sense of drama and narrative that his collections create - Broom’s career took a change of direction after he won a fashion design competition at the age of 17. This led him to meet and then go onto work for the legendary designer Vivienne Westwood, after which he studied for a degree in fashion design at Central St Martins. Fashion is still a great source of inspiration and The Guardian commented, “Lee Broom is to furniture what Marc Jacobs or Tom Ford are to fashion.”
During his degree, Broom provided décor advice to a number of independent bars across London, which cemented an organic move into interior design. In 2007 the Lee Broom label was launched with his first furniture collection entitled ‘Neo Neon’ which received critical acclaim and since then he has launched two new collections each year during Milan Design Week and The London Design Festival, which sell globally. His products are now sold in over 120 stores and in 40 countries worldwide.
Lee Broom has been described by The Financial Times as “Among the most respected British Talents”.
Visit the Website: www.leebroom.com
The lights and architecture in Tokyo, Michiru Tanaka’s hometown, inspired her to pursue a career in architectural lighting design. There she saw the power of lighting design, its affect on mood and it's impact on social space at its' most magnificent. Michiru graduated from the Musashino Art University in 2002, and spent her early career in Tokyo where she refined her design techniques and characteristic style.
Her design theme always carries with it the unique sensibility of Japanese lighting called "In'ei Raisan" (In Praise of Shadows). Additionally, she is committed to the goal of using sustainable energy-efficient lighting design solutions in all her projects. Now based in New York, with three years of experience as an independent designer, Michiru has applied her design principles and styles to a distinct and diverse portfolio.
Her completed projects range from restaurant installations to exhibition booths to special event lighting at internationally renowned museums. She continues toward her goal of creating a unique symbiotic architectural and lighting experience. Michiru is an Associate Member of the IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers), a member of the IESNY (Illuminating Engineering Society of NY), and the DLFNY (Designers Lighting Forum of NY).
Visit the Website: www.michirutanaka.com
ORION has been manufacturing premium-quality chandeliers and lights for living interiors and object spaces for almost 70 years. In 12 showrooms with together 15.000 m² sales floor we offer innovative lighting. In all styles, with a maximum in selection and diversity as well as accessories and spare parts.
ORION stands for quality, elegance and sustainability. We combine the inspiration of our designers with artisan Austrian craftsmanship to create products respected throughout the world.
For us, it is not just the best materials and production techniques that matter. But also, the sincere appreciation for our employees and their highly skilled craftsmanship. ORION has a strong international orientation with an export share of 80% - a solid business contributing to job security at our home base Austria.
An Austrian success story
ORION Lighting has been an Austrian family owned business since founding in 1948 – managed currently by the third generation. ORION has over 250 employees and a worldwide network of sales representatives.
Our vision is to shine a steady light in the world market – with new product developments, innovative design, artisan Austrian craftsmanship and the durability/longevity of our lighting. Elegance and quality are our benchmarks.
Visit the Website: www.orion.co.at
Founded in 2013 with a showroom and production located in Mexico City
We are a team of designers, engineers and makers based in Mexico and Austria. David Pompa grew up in both countries and studied product design in London. Studio davidpompa's corporate culture is driven by the love for the work we do. The deep respect for materials and craftsmen drives us as a brand to redefine Mexican craft.
The idea to work with Mexican craft started with a trip to Oaxaca in 2009 where David saw artisans work with "Barro Negro" for the first time. He started directly working and experimenting the material which lead to his first collection. Since then, we as a Studio, are committed to Mexican culture and find ourselves on a constant journey to create design objects that are both beautifully crafted and accessible.
Challenging the boundaries of culture, product and material is essential when taking a new path to do something truly new. We combine traditional materials and crafts with our passion for perfection.
Visit the Website: www.davidpompa.com
DerbeLight is a global artists collective based in Hamburg. We create Light Installations at the convergence of art and functionality.
A passion for meticulous craftsmanship and German engineering form the foundation of our Illuminated Art.
DerbeLight’s unique photographic techniques and printing materials revolutionize the use and display of art with integrated illumination. Our product designs of Illuminated Art walls, Light Cupola ceilings, and seamless Light Portals, elevate the passive photographic image into an immersive visual experience.
The dazzling photo gallery at DerbeLight is a curation of specialized images by outstanding Artists, including those who have been shown at the Tate Modern and MoMA, and those who are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Modern Art in India.
With inspiring new applications, our Illuminated Art opens up the conventional limitations of interior and exterior design in an unprecedented manner.
If you can imagine it, we can design it! We can bring the expansive vista from a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey to light up a high-rise apartment in Mumbai; Or a drone image of the Brazilian rain forest into the floor of a studio apartment in Paris. We bring noble Masaai and Hadza Warriors atop the rocks of a flowing river in Tanzania, to become the iconic image in the reception area of an atelier in Los Angeles.
The beauty of our Illuminated Art is limitless in functionality and in its ability to transport mundane boundaries into exhilarating new visual-spatial design.
Visit the Website: www.derbelight.com
Arturo Álvarez is an established recognized creator both inside and outside of Spain, by his conceptual contributions to the world of design lightening. He was born in Pontevedra, Spain, in 1964. From the beginning he develops an own style with strong personality. He handles shapes, volumes and light sources fluently in a simple and elegant way, masterfully mixing them and bringing a new vision of creative lighting, coming to conceive in the spaces surprising scenographic and light staging. Currently he continues to explore different lines of work and expression.
In the early nineties he gets interested in the flat glass and learns the techniques of stained glass and tiffany for making lamps. He starts creating luminaries, from ancient techniques, but with a language of its time, contemporary, with Art deco and Art nouveu touches. Over the years he walks and identifies with the Bauhaus concepts of joining and reviewing shapes, volumes, prospects and plans to a careful craftwork.
There are three defined times in the career of Arturo Alvarez. In the early years he explores and works with figurative concepts based on nature. In a second time he progresses toward abstraction exploring simple geometric shapes without abandoning references to nature, it appears the female body, a theme that is repeated and which he keeps on researching along the years. Arturo Álvarez is currently developing new forms of expression, with light as his guiding thread and with the human being and its relations as the main subject, with its lights and shadows, encounters and missed encounters, issues of concern and he deepens from different techniques.
In the last ten years he has been conducting a comprehensive experimental and research work to develop his own materials that allow him a more creative freedom and expressiveness. He takes them out of their common uses, mixing them and transforming them into something new and unique. He creates and patents SIMETECH®, a translucent material which can be molded to obtain different textures.
– 12 looks of Arturo Álvarez. Galería Vilaseco. A Coruña. Spain. 2016
– Arts & Crafts, Design and Sustainbility in Galicia for the 21st Century. Centro Torrente Ballester. Ferrol. Spain. 2016
– Contradicións. Adhoc gallery. Vigo. Spain. 2015
– Et facta est lux. Mac Gas natural fenosa. A Coruña. Spain. 2014
– Permanent installation at cafetería Ferradura. Santiago de Compostela. Spain. 2013
– Ephemeral installation at “Hostal dos Reis Catolicos”. Santiago de Compostela. Spain. 2013
– Eros. Bus Station Space. Santiago de Compostela. Spain. 2013
– Factoría Compostela. Spain. 2011
– Concepts and designs for a new century. Museum of Decorative Arts in Barcelona. 2007
AWARDS AND MENTIONS
– BEST OF YEAR AWARD by Interior Design Magazine, Innovative Translucent Shading/Lighting Solution. SIMETECH®. New York. 2014
– HD Product Design Competition. Las Vegas, Lighting. 2013
– Spanish Avant-garde Craft, Innovation and Design. 2013
– Spanish Avant-garde Craft, Innovation and Design in contemporary craft industries. 2011
– National Craft Awards Finalist. 2011
– Singular.es. 2010
– The Chicago Athenaeum. Museum of Architecture and Design. Good Design, Fluo. 2009
– The Chicago Athenaeum. Museum of Architecture and Design. Good Design, Gea. 2008
– Spanish National Craft Awards Finalist. 2008
– New Light Design, Daab. 2009
Visit the Website: www.arturo-alvarez.com/art
Haberdashery add value to projects by developing ambitious creative briefs into reality. Haberdashery was founded by designers Mac Cox, Ben Rigby and Daniel Siden, over a common desire to produce narrative driven design through light. They collaborate with some of the worlds leading architects, interior designers, developers, brands and institutions; the practice have now installed 450+ projects in over 30 countries globally.
In 2017 Haberdashery is launching the Evoke collection, consisting of contemporary lighting products inspired by our memories of natural light. The first product is a pendant called Canopy, celebrating the light falling through a forest canopy across its hand blown glass shade. See Canopy on dezeen from late January, and at trade shows starting with Top Drawer in London.
SEEDDESIGN was founded in 1991, by an innovative and tenacious designer, Meiric.
With just a few sketches on hand, he was certain he had what it took to create an entire lighting line that would be superb in construction,
striking in aesthetics, and pioneering in concept.
By 1992, his first lamp, the UFO made its debut in Europe.
Trailing just a few years behind, JOJO, a height adjustable pendant followed in its footsteps.
By 1997 Meiric decided that he wouldn’t just design and sell,
he had set up his own factory so that he could better guarantee the quality and ensure the end product exceeded every expectation.
At SEED we live by a simple philosophy of:
We do not follow trend, we follow people.
We do not create lighting, we create happiness.
We do not light up houses, we light up dreams.
The name SEED is a derivative of all things our products embody.
Our lamps resemble Simplicity and Elegance, and with this what we create will last an Eternity, and at the end of the day,
our goal is to Delight.
Visit the website: http://seeddesign.tw