The SONNEMAN - A Way of Light Story
Robert Sonneman pioneered modern lighting and made it an art form. World renowned and acclaimed for clean lines and alliance to form and function, his world-famous, award-winning designs have been at the forefront of the design world for over four decades.
SONNEMAN - A Way of Light, founded in 2003, is a tribute to contemporary lighting design. Working in New York, Milan, and Tokyo, Sonneman has sold designs worldwide since 1967. In 1974, Robert founded Sonneman Design Group, building an extensive client base spanning many diverse industries. His designs have been exhibited internationally - as well as in the United States - in major museums, exhibitions, galleries and shows for more than forty years. Along with his partners, David Littman, an accomplished owner of several lighting companies and Sonny Park, President of SONNEMAN. Robert founded SONNEMAN - A Way of Light. The current lighting collection includes over a thousand designs ranging from Warm Contemporary to Ornamental Modernism and Modernist styles. Currently featured in over two thousand lighting showrooms worldwide, with over thirty exclusive galleries, SONNEMAN’s product line continues to evolve with exciting new introductions. Robert lives and works in New York and continues to innovate lighting solutions for the way we live.
Why We Love SONNEMAN - A Way of Light
The SONNEMAN lighting sensibility is clean and contemporary, yet with a big nod to design traditions past. The sleek, functionalist designs that made Robert Sonneman famous in the 1960s and '70s remain just as relevant today and continue to influence his work. As such, SONNEMAN combines classic elements--vintage bulbs, mid-century modern angles--with cutting-edge forms and technologies in his current line of contemporary lighting. SONNEMAN's sensibilities and prolific design vocabulary extend through the modern architectural and decorative genres of the 20th century and forward to the contemporary diversity of the 21st.
A Fun Fact About SONNEMAN - A Way of Light
Who knew science could be so beautiful? The Dichroix Linear Suspension features shimmering, shifting rainbow-colored glass created via a highly specialized process. Metallic and silicon oxides are vaporized and applied in alternating layers to a sheet of glass with a high voltage electron beam. Anywhere between 15-50 layers are applied, creating a distinctive optical filter that transmits certain wavelengths of light and reflects others.
Noteworthy Lighting From SONNEMAN - A Way of Light
A contemporary form with a layer of ethereal shimmer makes the Puri collection a perpetual modern lighting favorite and the clear and spherical Bubbles collection agrees with a range of sensibilities: modernist, industrial and contemporary. Meanwhile, the revolutionary LED portable, Quattro task lamp sets a new standard, bringing superior technology to design excellence.