There’s perhaps nothing that impacts mood and environment more than lighting. The following designers use both old-world traditions and cutting-edge technology to create illuminated works of art that range from ethereal orbs to suspended lightning bolts, whimsical pièces de résistance to minimalist sculptures. Follow the accounts of these brilliant lighting designers to brighten up your feed.
In Common With | @incommonwith
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Nick Ozemba and Felicia Hung make up In Common With, a Brooklyn–based design studio that works with artists to create homeware. Their lights range in materials, from hand-blown glass to clay in an array of soothing tones and shapes. Their designs are straightforward, clean, and earthy, reflective of natural elements.
Rosie Li | @rosielistudio
Rosie Li fuses geometric forms with organic elements, resulting in whimsical, sculptural lighting inspired by nature, science, and math. Rosie Li Studio is a lighting design practice made up of Rosie Li and engineer Philip Watkins. The two develop fixtures with modular parts fabricated either in-house or from local vendors, and then assembled by hand in their Brooklyn studio.
Adriancruz Elements | @adriancruzelements
Architect Adrián Cruz creates bold lighting under his Belgium–based eponymous studio. His exposure to resin began in Mexico City with objects his grandfather made—toys, buttons, and household products, as well as more artistic forms like flowers and insects. Now, he pairs his background in architecture with his foundation in resin art to develop lights. Drawn to the translucency and the 3D illusion that light creates through the resin, he uses his grandfather's technique, mixing colors inspired by his Mexican culture with materials like onyx and marble.
Studio M.oss | @studiomossdesign
Founder of Studio M.oss Marcel Ossendrijver is a Netherlands–based designer who works on interior projects, custom furniture, and lighting. His lamp collections are made from locally sourced materials, melding form, function, and ethos.
Utu | @utulamps
Utu is born out of the creative hub Mambo, though focuses solely on "soulful lighting." Each piece is handmade one at a time with traditional techniques perfected by Portuguese craftsmen—lacquered metals, noble metals such as brass and copper, and glass, all of which hold a vibrant history in Portugal.
Vibia | @vibialight
Vibia collaborates with designers, developing products that allow users to create their own narratives. In their selection of materials, light sources, electronics, smart dimming control, and connectivity systems, they consider cultural habits to instill the proper emotion, improving the quality of an environment.
Schneid | @schneid_studio
Having "Schneid" means being bold in German culture—the essence of the brand's design ethic. Founders Julia and Niklas Jessen use raw, natural materials, striking hues, and unique shapes to create a distinct mood. Sustainability also plays a major role, and they work with local manufacturers and keep delivery routes short.
Luceplan | @luceplan_lighting
Award-winning Luceplan is shaped around aesthetic, technical research, experimentation, and innovation. Founded in 1978, the brand has received a number of international accolades. Their pieces range from smaller table lamps to large scale installations. Luceplan also hones in on energy saving including design, assembly, packaging, and even disposal.
Brokis | @brokislighting
Czech lighting brand Brokis harnesses the craftsmanship of Bohemian glass artisans to develop contemporary lighting with handblown glass along with wood and manually pressed metal. From functional fixtures to decorative objects and lighting solutions for architects and interior designers, Brokis creates beautifully crafted pieces.
hollis+morris | @hollisandmorris
Based in Toronto, furniture and lighting design firm hollis+morris began with a series of garage explorations. Now, they create handmade furniture and lighting, melding solid wood and metal in thoughtful designs that are made to last for clients like Facebook, Vice Magazine, Kimpton Hotels, Google, Nobu Residences, Lululemon, and Amazon. Not only do they source materials locally, but their creations are also inspired by their roots in Canada.
NOOM | @noomhome
Ukraine–based Noom produces lighting, decor, and home accessories, fusing design with art. Founded in 2017 by industrial designer Kateryna Sokolova and designer Arkady Vartanov, the brand uses traditional and modern manufacturing technologies to develop a collection made mostly from metal. Each piece is created in their workshop, where a chemical specialist works on oxidation and patina on metals and creates new unique effects and colors for limited-edition products.
BOMMA | @bomma_cz
Bomma applies traditional Czech glassmaking to contemporary lighting fixtures. Their master craftsmen are backed by some 300 enthusiastic team members in a production facility that thrives on in-house technology. They produce six tons of refined clear crystal every day using their bespoke machinery for precise melting and measuring. It's their tech that also allows them to create otherwise unachievable customization and color-blending.