The Dark Story

The rebel of the lighting industry, Dark was founded in Belgium in 2000 by Marnick Smessaert as a melting pot for singularly original lighting concepts and design. Driven by passion and intuition, the bold collection of lighting is marked by a comprehensive nonconformist approach to lighting, resulting in atypical designs with a distinctive atmosphere and ambience.

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Although a young company, Dark has received numerous prestigious design awards, including Red Dot Design awards. Continuing to grow, Dark employs both known and up-and-coming designers from Belgium and abroad, now enjoying an international reputation as a trendsetter in the lighting industry.

Why We Love Dark Lighting

Dark encourages their designers to push the envelope of conventional design, establishing a base that nurtures creativity and innovation. At the core of these designs is a desire for lighting that contributes a pleasing ambience and edgy decorative value. Both confident and daring, Dark offers a collection that is unparalleled in forward-thinking designs.

Fun Facts About Dark

In 2009, Dark took away a staggering six Red Dot Awards. This included the quirky Spacewalker collection that was awarded under the “Best of the Best” category, for exceptionally groundbreaking design.

Noteworthy Lighting from Dark

The Dark lighting Crosslight Pendant takes the widely recognized symbol and renders it three-dimensional with a tubular structure. The illuminated center glows through the synthetic material, also concentrating light outward and down through the open-ended arms with an attention-grabbing neon quality.

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