The Moments That Defined Lumens
2023 was another big year for Lumens, filled with innovation and engagement in the lighting and design world. Sustainability and collaboration became central themes of the year, as we reconnected with designers here in California, in New York City and around the world. Together, we highlighted environmentally conscious design strategies and materials while learning more about the ins- and outs- that make great design perpetually compelling—directly from the brightest minds in design like Piero Lissoni, Marcel Wanders, Colin King and more.
From embracing LEDs to amplifying previously unheard voices and even following our favorite designers for a day, these are our top moments of 2023.
To start the year, we made the pledge to exclusively offer LED lighting – eight months ahead of the United States’ federal ban on incandescent bulbs. We’ve always believed that good design can be good for the planet too.
Women in Design
Lumens hosts the Women in Design Summit
This year, we dedicated our spring Design Event to championing women in design. Combining in-depth interviews and exclusive collections, the event honored women’s perspectives across the industry. Our panel discussions showcasing the approaches of women designers and design executives from around the world were captivating conversations about perspective, design and our collective future.
The Innovators Council
For those who’ve ever wondered how leading designers spend their days: We launched our Day-in-the-Life video series this year, going behind the scenes with Lumens Innovator Council members Anne Sage, Shari Francis and Adi Goodrich.
Follow along as Anne Sage reflects on her personal style and the importance of bringing authenticity and humor to your brand and social media.
Follow along as Shari Francis spends her day teaching the next generation of design students, connecting with clients, renovating her family home and more.
Follow along as Lumens Innovators Council member Adi Goodrich takes us along on a day of site visits, spends time in her workshop and explains what it means to be a spatial designer.
Luxury Upholstery Arrives Stateside with Additions of B&B Italia, Potrona Frau, Cappellini and More
Great designs are timeless but there’s still a first time for everything, and this May marked a momentous first for Lumens, becoming the inaugural online retailer of the iconic brand B&B Italia in North America. Their luxury upholstery was an instant hit with the Lumens design community, inspiring the addition of Potrona Frau, Cappellini and others to our catalog.
Lumens Hosts the Sustainability Summit
“Sustainability” is more than a buzzword to us, which is why we launched the Lumens Guide to Sustainability this June. In addition to primers on sustainable design and How-To’s for updating spaces of all sizes, we continue to spotlight the makers and design initiatives that exemplify the motto: Good design is sustainable design.
Meet the Makers
Over the course of this year, we interviewed over a dozen leading designers and makers to discover their creation processes first-hand. Along the way, we learned their inspirations, pet peeves, and the family histories behind their design careers.
Lumens Celebrates Italian Design Heritage
With a well-established design pedigree dating back centuries, Italian brands and designers have played major roles in many design movements—and continue to do so to this day. At the link below we explore how the phrase “Made in Italy” has always been synonymous with world-class craftsmanship, luxurious materials and avant-garde thinking.
October 3-5 2023, New York
October 3-5 2023, New York
Our immersive design showcase came to life in real-time this fall over the course of three idea-packed days in New York City. Featuring 9 brand partners with immersive seminars and insights from leading designers like Marcel Wanders, Michael Anastassiades and Colin King the event highlighted the many innovations emerging in modern design.
- Marcel Wanders